July 7, 2022
Dear Patients of Spectrum,
At this time, vaccine is not available to the general public unless identified by Public Health as a close contact to a monkeypox case or as pre-exposure for identified higher-risk groups as outlined below. Vaccine is now available to higher-risk groups in Vancouver using community-based outreach and at select clinics. Online appointment booking is available on Jane App (https://vchcdimms.janeapp.com/) for asymptomatic clients who are transgender people or who self identify as belonging to the gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with other men community, as well as at least one of the criteria listed below:
- Have received a diagnosis of bacterial STI (i.e., chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis) in the past two months;
- Have had two or more sexual partners within the past 21 days;
- Have attended venues or other locations for sexual contact within the past 21 days (e.g., bath houses, sex clubs, park play) or may be planning to;
- Have had anonymous/casual sex in the past 21 days (e.g., using apps, online sites, formal/informal gatherings) or may be planning to;
- Engage in sex work or may be planning to, either as a worker or a client.
No ID or MSP number is required for those who identify as eligible for vaccination.
We kindly ask to notify us if you’ve received the vaccine. You may notify us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your first and last name, date of birth and date of vaccination.