An Update on Monkeypox: Vaccines, Equity, and Anxiety-related Resources
WatchExit Disclaimer the latest from HIV.gov’s FYI video series, which includes a discussion about vaccines and the importance of equity and wellness. The video features a conversation with Kaye Hayes, MPA, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infectious Disease and the Director of the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy and Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH, White House National Monkeypox Response Deputy Coordinator, detailed from the CDC’s Division of HIV Prevention.
In the video, Ms. Hayes and Dr. Daskalakis share valuable information vital to learning more about issues surrounding monkeypox vaccine availability. Additionally, for those who are experiencing anxiety related to monkeypox, Dr. Daskalakis shared that “there are tools in the community that can help us address monkeypox […] Knowledge is power.” Educating yourself and getting tested and vaccinated are important. Feelings of stress and anxiousness are real, and we encourage those who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety about monkeypox to visit this Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) webpage for more information. For those who are in immediate crisis, please reach out to the SAMHSA 24/7 Disaster Distress Helpline, or call (800) 985-5990.
To view other blogs and videos from HIV.gov’s FYI series on monkeypox, check these out: