CDC Want Gay Men In Florida to get Meningococcal Vax Because of the Worst Outbreak in History
This sounds ominous. Thanks to a serious outbreak in Florida, the CDC is asking gay and bisexual men to get vaxxed for meningococcal disease.
As of Friday, there have been 26 cases and seven deaths with 24 of these cases among men who have sex with men. Six of the deaths were also a part of the LGBTQ community. Half of the cases have been in men who identify as Hispanic.
Here’s more. They go on to explain it all in more detail, and they talk about the Monkey Pox issue, too, that seems to be hitting the gay community.
Tony and I are still wearing masks and social distancing because of COVID. We do our normal everyday errands to the market and basic shopping, but I see people on social media without a care in the world at events and parties. If nothing else, COVID has taught us all one thing. You can’t keep people home.
Please be prudent and get the vaccine for meningococcal disease. Just like COVID, it’s not always deadly but it can be.