Monkeypox Vaccines Arriving In The Rio Grande Valley

Pablo De La Rosa
1 min readAug 11, 2022

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Monkeypox Vaccine | Stock Image

Texas health officials have started shipping a limited number of monkeypox vaccine doses to the Rio Grande Valley, which could arrive as early as this week.

According to a release by Hidalgo County, “health officials from all four counties have decided to begin making the vaccines available beginning early next week.”

The release says that information on how “high risk residents” can obtain the vaccines will be provided at a later date.

There have been no officially confirmed cases of monkeypox in the Rio Grande Valley or south of the border in northern Tamaulipas, Mexico.

However, 780 cases have been confirmed in other parts of Texas.

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Fore More Info on Monkeypox:

For the latest information on monkeypox, including signs and symptoms of infection, you can visit the monkeypox homepage on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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Pablo De La Rosa

Pablo De La Rosa reports statewide with Texas Public Radio and nationally with NPR from the Texas-Mexico border, from where he originates.