Carolyn Sistrand, NBC5

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A partnership between the Vermont Department of Health and The Pride Center of Vermont is coordinating Monkeypox education and efforts to get LGBTQ+ people the resources they need.

Medical professionals have identified that men that have sex with other men are most at risk right now. Vermont has only recorded one known case of monkeypox in the state.

Richard Elliot, the health and wellness coordinator for the Pride Center, is spearheading the initiative along with VDH.

“We’ve been having people calling a lot recently to get general information about Monkeypox and vaccines,” Elliot said. “We saw with COVID and the aids epidemic that it was a slow action to get information out to the queer community.”

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