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Analysis: There is Significant Variation in State and Local Eligibility Criteria for Monkeypox Vaccines, and Vaccine Information is not Always Accessible

According to a new KFF analysis assessing monkeypox (MPX) vaccine eligibility across the United States, people who are exposed or presumed exposed to MPX are generally eligible to get a vaccine across the country. However, eligibility varies across the United States for certain workers, including laboratory staff and others who…

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Assessing Monkeypox (MPX) Vaccine Eligibility Across the United States

This analysis examines jurisdictional approaches to eligibility for monkeypox (MPX) vaccine. Overall, almost all jurisdictions have, at minimum, adopted the current approach laid out by the CDC. However, there is substantial variation in how eligibility is defined. Additionally, several jurisdictions lack clear criteria or information on who is eligible or where to get vaccinated. This may impact on who gets vaccinated, lead to geographic disparities, and raises potentially equity challenges.

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Monkeypox Vaccine Roll-out in the U.S. – Are Jurisdictions Requesting All Their Doses?

This analysis examines monkeypox vaccine allocations and jurisdictional requests. It explores jurisdictional request rate (the number of vaccine does requested as a share of the jurisdiction’s allocation from HHS) for JYNNEOS, the preferred vaccine. Overall, while most jurisdictions have requested at least their full supply, some are well below that mark, raising questions about how quickly their at-risk populations can get protected.

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Key Questions About the Current U.S. Monkeypox Outbreak

This brief answers key questions about the U.S. monkeypox outbreak to date and identifies issues that may affect the response going forward.

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Youth Access to Gender Affirming Care: The Federal and State Policy Landscape

This brief explores the current state and federal policy landscape regarding gender affirming services for youth and the implications of restrictive state laws.

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Views Of COVID-19 Vaccines Among LGBT Adults

This new analysis examines the experiences of LGBT adults from the July COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor and finds that as a group they are more likely to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and less likely to view getting the vaccine as a health risk compared to non-LGBT adults. A larger share of LGBT adults than non-LGBT adults say they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (82% vs 66%) and are more supportive of vaccine mandates than non-LGBT adults.

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Two New KFF Reports Take a Closer Look at the COVID-19 Pandemic and the LGBT Community, From the Impact on Mental Health to Vaccination Status

Two new KFF reports provide new and updated data on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people during the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring data showing the impact on mental health and COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor data on vaccine uptake within the community. The two reports add important context to…

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBT+ People’s Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has disrupted the lives of people across the globe, has negatively impacted LGBT+ people’s mental health in disproportionate ways. In this data note, we pull together data from nationally representative surveys, adding to a small but growing evidence base on the impact of the pandemic on LGBT+ people.

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The Health System Appears To Be Selling LGBT+ People Short

With much focus on equity in the nation’s health care system during the pandemic, Drew Altman’s Axios column brings attention to warning signs about health care provided to LGBT+ individuals.

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LGBT+ People’s Health and Experiences Accessing Care

This report, based on a nationally representative survey, provides a comprehensive overview of LGBT+ people’s experiences with health and health care access. It explores general well-being, experiences engaging in the health system, sexual and reproductive health care, and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, among other issues.

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