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This Tuesday, the health services had to apologize after several failures at a vaccine booking site, “overwhelmed by traffic.”

New York City, facing rising cases of monkeypox and a strong demand for vaccines, announced Wednesday that it has alerted federal authorities to the “urgency” to extend vaccination against the disease that affects the majority of gays.

The largest US city, with a population of between 8 and 9 million and considered the capital of LGBT rights advocacy, recorded 336 “probable” cases of monkeypox on Wednesday, compared to 267 cases the day before and 223 cases on Monday, which are incomplete numbers. . Reflect a “growing epidemic,” according to the New York Department of Health.

Mardi, les services de santé ont dû s’excuser après de nombreux ratés sur le site internet de réservations de vaccins, “submergé par le trafic”, alors que 1250 créneaux de rendez-vous étaient étaient ponibles, suset de protest distant des frustrations social networks.

Thousands of doses will arrive this week

In this context, the city’s Democratic Mayor, Eric Adams, noted that he had a conference call with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) “to discuss new supply constraints. York faces the urgent need to expand vaccination to include more People, in more neighborhoods, with more partners and providers.”

“We have also expressed our commitment to urgently address the current shortage of necessary funds, in proportion to the health burden on New York, the epicenter of the monkeypox epidemic,” Eric Adams added in a statement.

New York was due to receive 14,500 doses from the US government this week, adding to the nearly 7,000 received since June 23.

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