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Nearly 33,000 monkeypox vaccines on the way to New York

 This electron microscopic image depicted a monkeypox virion, obtained from a clinical sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak.
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This electron microscopic image depicted a monkeypox virion, obtained from a clinical sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak.

Monkeypox continues to spread mainly in New York City, and Gov. Kathy Hochul said the state continues to request the vaccine from the federal government.

New York City and the state has received more than 28,000 doses so far and is expected to receive nearly 33,000 doses this week, according to a news release from Hochul's office.

The governonr said in a statement that despite a low supply nationwide, the state will continue to request its fair share of the vaccines, especially to support LGBTQ+ communities that have been hit hard by the virus.