Additional MPX vaccine doses approved in time for SF's Folsom Street Fair
SAN FRANCISCO - The federal government has approved an additional 10,000 MPX vaccine doses for the state of California.
On Thursday, San Francisco Department of Public Health said as part of a new pilot program in California, the additional doses are timed to coincide with the upcoming Folsom Street Fair and Castro Street Fair – events where LGBTQ+ individuals congregate.
The idea is to create low-barrier access to the vaccine which had been in short supply when the outbreak began last spring.
This week, San Francisco began administering the second dose of the two-dose JYNNEOS vaccine after prioritizing first doses due to shortages.
The street fairs are held at the end of September and early October respectively.