monkeypox, or MPV.With vaccine supplies limited, a Seattle man told a local TV station he and friends traveled to the Canadian province of British Columbia to receive the vaccine and found the process “seamless.”“King County [which includes Seattle] health was being very slow with the uptake of access to dosing and communicating in general,” Seattle gay man Justin Moore told broadcaster KING. “It became apparent to me that I was going to have to seek out other places to get it,” he added.So he and his friends went across the border, and it took about 15 minutes for them to get vaccinated against MPV, whose most recent outbreak has been concentrated in men who have sex with men.

No one at the vaccine site seemed to care that the men weren’t Canadian citizens. “It was actually very easy, very seamless,” Moore said.Washington State has obtained about 3,550 doses of the vaccine, state officials said.

That’s a very limited supply in a state with a population of 7.5 million. Because of that, Washington health administrators don’t plan to hold any large vaccine clinics, they told KING.