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Monkeypox vaccine clinic to be held this weekend in city-wide bid to boost protection ahead of Manchester Pride

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A monkeypox vaccine clinic will be held in Manchester this weekend in a bid to boost protection across the city-region ahead of Manchester Pride this month.

It comes as cases of the virus reached over 50 in Manchester and 100 in Greater Manchester. While anyone can get monkeypox, the majority of cases being identified are among gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men (MSM).

Due to a very limited national supply of the vaccine, sexual health services across the conurbation are currently contacting people who are at a highest risk of monkeypox to offer them the opportunity. READ MORE:I waited in a queue with hundreds for a monkeypox jab - this is what it was like Ahead of Pride weekend on the August bank holiday weekend, a vaccination clinic will be held at the Vaccination Hub on Hathersage Road in south Manchester on Sunday (August 14) - for people registered with Northern Sexual Health Service.

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