Northwestern and Evanston partner to offer two monkeypox vaccine clinics

A wooden black sign in front of a building lined with windows.

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Searle Hall. The clinics will have 200 doses each, and participants will have to register beforehand to receive their vaccination.

Davis Giangiulio, Assistant Campus Editor

Northwestern will host two free monkeypox vaccine clinics this fall in collaboration with Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department, the University announced Tuesday.

The clinics will be open to NU students, faculty and staff as well as Evanston residents. The clinics will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 20 and Nov. 17 in Searle Hall.

Those interested in attending have to register in advance and bring a valid ID to their appointment. Anyone who has already received a first dose of the vaccine will also need to bring a vaccine card. 

Each clinic will distribute 200 doses from the Cook County Department of Public Health. 

Northwestern Medicine Student Health Service has a landing page providing guidelines on who should receive the vaccine. The service encourages anyone who has had skin-to-skin contact with anyone who has contracted monkeypox, lives with HIV, is a sexually active man having sex with other men or a sexually active transgender person to seek vaccination. 

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