“As the latest figures from the City show that 618 New Yorkers have been diagnosed with Monkeypox, we are grateful to the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene for setting up a successful, well-organized, and well-attended mass vaccination site in the Bronx,” said Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson.

“While 10% of citywide cases are from our borough, we are once again calling for a permanent sexual health center in the Bronx similar to the ones in Manhattan and Queens.”

“In order for this to happen, we have joined with the other Borough Presidents in calling on the federal government to immediately release additional vaccinations to New York City to ensure an equitable distribution to vulnerable communities that represent the epicenter of infections in the United States. The time is now for us to take action to protect the health and safety of our residents.”

This evening, the Bronx Borough President will also host a meeting with DOHMH and her LGBTQIA+ Task Force to discuss steps to reduce the spread of monkeypox in the borough.

The letter can be found here.