Dallas County, with the highest number of monkeypox cases in the state, haas made the monkeypox vaccine more available. Dr. Philip Huang, Dallas County health and human services director announced the county has received 5,000 doses of the vaccine from the federal government.

Doses have been distributed to Parkland Hospital and several other community groups, according to DCHHS. Prism Health said they haven’t received any doses yet but are putting names on a waitlist.

Dallas County Health and Human Services has doses. For information call 972-692-2780 option 2. If you were vaccinated with the smallpox vaccine, you have some protection from the monkeypox virus.