Dallas County hosts pop-up monkeypox vaccine clinic

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Dallas County Health and Human Services announced a pop-up monkeypox vaccination clinic this weekend.

JR’s Bar and Grill in Oak Lawn will host the free clinic. Shots will be given from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Those eligible include anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has monkeypox or men who engage in high-risk sexual activities. For more information about eligibility, visit www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/monkeypox.php.

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People getting the shot should register online and bring an insurance card if available.