Maryland Approaching 500 Reported Monkeypox Cases 

Maryland is approaching 500 reported monkeypox cases. 

The state has 484 cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Montgomery County health officials. There were 349 cases as of Aug. 17.

The county has set 750 vaccination appointments this week and has 800 for next week, said Kimberly Townsend, Senior Administrator for Communicable Diseases and Epidemiology with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), during a media briefing Wednesday.

There are 57 cases in Montgomery County as of Aug. 26, according to the state’s monkeypox dashboard. Prince George’s County is the jurisdiction with the highest number, at 175 cases, followed by Baltimore City with 133 cases.

DHHS has released a preregistration survey for vaccination appointments. The county has a limited supply of doses and appointments are not guaranteed and are based on eligibility and supply. Residents can access the survey on the county’s MPX website. Select the section titled “How Can I Get a Monkeypox Vaccination?”

Townsend said the county has over 3,000 responses to the survey.

County officials have requested additional doses from the state, said Sean O’Donnell, DHHS Public Health Emergency Preparedness Manager.  

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