The city’s Health Department announced the next round of monkeypox vaccine appointments and five additional vaccination sites.
About 23,000 new first dose appointments will go online on the city’s vaccine portal starting Thursday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m.
The remaining doses will be provided to those who are referred from community partner organizations, health care providers and close contacts.
The five new vaccination locations are:
• The Livonia (506 Livonia Avenue in Brooklyn)
• The Jefferson (1300 Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn)
• Long Island City (5-17 46th Road in Queens)
• NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings (686 New York Avenue in Brooklyn)
• NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Gouverneur (227 Madison Street in Manhattan)
There were previously only three mass vaccination sites operating in New York City.
According to the Department, the city received approximately 32,000 doses of the JYNNEOSTM vaccine this week.
New York City has received 79,000 doses total, according to the department.
Out of the 79,000 doses, over 30,000 doses have been administered in the city along with 7,000 doses coming in a few days, the department says.
As of Wednesday, 1,558 people tested positive for presumed monkeypox.
On Monday, Mayor Eric Adams declared a “local state of emergency” due to the rising cases across the five boroughs.
Learn more about monkeypox from NY1’s monkeypox explainer.