After Dark Night Club Hosts Monkeypox Vaccination Clinic

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Cases of monkeypox have topped 10,000 and the White House has declared it a public health emergency.

A popular Fort Wayne nightclub is working with state health officials to help prevent the spread in our area.

After Dark Nightclub hosts a vaccination clinic on Friday nights and lasts until midnight.

They team up with the Indiana Department of Health and the vaccines are free.

Authorities recommend that anyone who has been in contact with someone with monkeypox, or anyone who has had sex with someone diagnosed with it, gets vaccinated.

After Dark is known as a popular gay bar and monkey pox has been reported to have impacted the community at higher levels, so this is one of the main reasons the bar wanted to host the clinic.

“The community of Fort Wayne. I think it’s more than just a bar. It’s a safe place to come and have fun and have fun and I think part of keeping the community safe was having this event here,” said bar manager Nick Richardson.

Jeremy Mortorff gets vaccinated, but says he doesn’t think it only affects the LGBTQI+ community.

“I didn’t believe a lot of what I heard in regards to specific scenarios like this because how can someone be left out just because you’re of a certain orientation or race or something like that,” Mortorff said.

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