There hasn’t been a new confirmed new case of MPox in the state since November 2022 the total number of confirmed cases during the 2022 Mpox Outreach is 234. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the number of confirmed cases in the US from this outbreak is 30,123 with 28 deaths. Efforts will continue through 2023 to get those at risk for Mpox vaccinated. In general, because Mpox is a skin-to-skin contact we are all at risk. Vaccination efforts remain specifically in the LGBTQ+ communities as well as those.
Where do we go from here?
The plan for the next 6 months as outlined by the Minnesota Department of Health is to continue efforts to vaccinate people against MPox. The Minneapolis Mpox Taskforce will continue our partnership with Fairview Health to bring MPox, COVID (and flu, when available) vaccinations to the LGTBQ+ and other BIPOC communities disproportionally impacted by COVID, MPox and the Flu. We will host two ongoing clinics in North and South Minneapolis and will incorporate other services to address health disparities as time goes on. Our schedule is listed below:
MPLSpox Taskforce & Fairview Health Vaccination and Health Clinic
Northside Community Center @ Cub The Family Partnership – South Minneapolis
701 West Broadway Avenue 1527 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55411 Minneapolis, MN 55407
4:30-7pm on Tuesdays: 12 (noon)-4pm Wednesday
February 28 & March 28 March 21, April 18, May 16 & June 13
April 15, May 30th, and June 28 locations in North MPLS to be determined.
Volunteers are needed to staff these and other events, if you have time to volunteer at either of our locations please let us know. E-mail: email@example.com or call Derek at 612-367-6773.