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Should you get the monkeypox vaccine?

Should you be getting the vaccine?

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(NEXTSTAR) -- More than 4,600 monkeypox cases  have been reported in the United States since May, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There is currently a limited supply of  monkeypox vaccine in the United States.

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300,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine shipped from country's strategic national stockpile

People who have had monkeypox or who have been notified by the health department because of close contact with someone who has monkeypox are also eligible for the vaccine.

Chicago and Austin require the same eligibility requirements.

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To maximize your chances of preventing monkeypox,  CDC recommends vaccination within 4 days of exposure.

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If you want monkeypox vaccine, talk to your doctor or local health department to determine if you are eligible.

If you have monkeypox, the CDC says it should be quarantined.

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