Mpox

The way they are keeping vaccines in the Netherlands reserved for people at risk of people with prep only... I want one myself! I'll just wait.

It’s the same in Canarias. We just received 200 doses and they’re all for those on prep and/or close contacts of confirmed cases. Madrid is giving them out more freely (lots of friends already have theirs) but I imagine it’s because their cases are much higher. Ugg.
 

matthew.

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Controversial opinion and feel free to drag me, but lie about the criteria if you don’t meet them right now and just get the vaccine if you can. Look after yourself everyone and be selfish if you have to.

I mean, as much as I would like to get vaccinated especially learning that there is a possibility of airborne transmission, I still wouldn't cut the line of people who are more at risk. I have one sexual partner and I'm rarely out in places where I rub against strangers any more. I'd rather see the dose go to someone who will actually contribute to ending transmission than myself.
 
Who this appointment is for
Only sexually active gay and bisexual men who have sex with men who ALSO meet one or more of the criteria listed to the right are eligible for vaccine.
  • Gonorrhoea, chlamydia or syphilis diagnosed in the last 3 months OR
  • More than 5 sexual partners in the last 3 months OR
  • Group sex in the last 3 months OR
  • Sex in a sex on premises venue (e.g. sex club, sauna) in the last 3 months OR
  • Advanced HIV (CD4 count below 200 or detectable viral load)
Weirdly, my local clinic didn't run through any of this with me. I asked, they gave me an appointment. In fact, it even seemed like they had spare capacity the day I went.
 
I mean, as much as I would like to get vaccinated especially learning that there is a possibility of airborne transmission, I still wouldn't cut the line of people who are more at risk. I have one sexual partner and I'm rarely out in places where I rub against strangers any more. I'd rather see the dose go to someone who will actually contribute to ending transmission than myself.
You're completely right, please let me elaborate on my point. The criteria is there for good reason, and it should definitely be used as a guideline. But it's arbitrary and merely based on assumptions – eg if you are on prep you are more likely to be at risk than someone who is not on it, same goes for number of recent partners and history of STIs. But everyone's reality is different. I was technically not eligible, but I *know* I was a high risk case when I got my jab. Looking at the current UK rules in particular, the language is also very exclusive. For example trans folks would totally be excluded from the current rollout. All I'm saying is, only we know our own risk factor and people should feel free to make an informed decision about whether they should get it or not. The last couple of posts suggest that this is in fact the case and practitioners are not getting too hung up on the rules, which is good!
 
The vaccine is so weird. It's been 5 days and I still have a lump on my arm. And I've been exhausted since then.
I came to say the same thing. The area where they did the injection still really aches. I was concerned at first but after reading the prolonged ache and bump is normal I guess I just have to deal with it for now.
 
Everyone having these side effects while we just had Pride parades and other parties this weekend and vaccines very limited available…

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London People - I've managed to book my Monkeypox vaccine for today at 11:45am via this website: https://www.zesty.co.uk/practices/cnwl-mpx-vaccination

I believe new slots are released daily. I managed to bag a slot by refreshing the browser repeatedly and a slot became availble. The location of the centre is just off Tottenham Court Road, towards Warren Street tube.

Hopefully this helps.

Thanks I've been checking this a couple of times a day and I finally managed to book an appointment for tomorrow.
 
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