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Are you still getting the Monkey Pox vaccine?

The Monkey Pox epidemic has been declared over. It seems it’s not a thing anymore. Anyone who has it would be obvious by now. Is it still worth it to go get the vaccine or is it paranoid overkill at this point?

Are you still going to get the vaccine? 💉

by Anonymousreply 49November 23, 2022 3:51 AM

Link to declaration of over?

by Anonymousreply 1November 19, 2022 7:21 AM

I’m not, I’ve only had sex with 5 or 6 guys in the last 3 yrs. At that rate my odds of winning Powerball are probably better than catching Mpox. I’m 5x vaxed against Covid but caught it on Monday.

by Anonymousreply 2November 19, 2022 7:23 AM

Done with both shots in the summer; the second one was at the end of August. I haven’t given monkeypox a thought in months.

by Anonymousreply 3November 19, 2022 7:43 AM

Got my second shot a month ago...at least I dont have to think about getting mpox ever again. I don't like the scar though.

by Anonymousreply 4November 19, 2022 10:37 AM

I haven’t had a chance yet to get it but I plan to.

by Anonymousreply 5November 19, 2022 1:28 PM

Are they giving the full shot or the small amount that goes under your skin?

Which version causes the welt?

by Anonymousreply 6November 19, 2022 1:29 PM

Got both shots under the skin both under the skin. Left marks that don’t hurt or itch but definitely noticeable. Was told they take 3-4 months to completely fade but worth it not to have to worry about getting it.

by Anonymousreply 7November 19, 2022 2:40 PM

I got the first dose, when the were still giving it in the regular way. Have avoided the second dose because I don't want that scar.

by Anonymousreply 8November 19, 2022 3:35 PM

I got one dose in August. With average daily cases in the low single digits in large cities, I’m not so worried.

by Anonymousreply 9November 19, 2022 3:40 PM

[quote] Was told they take 3-4 months to completely fade

That seems right. My second shot was under the skin and about three months ago. It is now mostly faded.

by Anonymousreply 10November 20, 2022 4:30 AM

[quote]Have avoided the second dose because I don't want that scar.

You get a scar? Fuck that. I’m not going to get disfigured for this.

by Anonymousreply 11November 20, 2022 7:53 AM

Getting monkeypox will leave you more disfigured than the vaccine scar.

by Anonymousreply 12November 20, 2022 4:26 PM

No one gets Monkey Pix anymore.

by Anonymousreply 13November 20, 2022 4:29 PM

Vaccine overload will decimate fat American people very soon.

by Anonymousreply 14November 20, 2022 4:37 PM

I might skip the second dose.

by Anonymousreply 15November 20, 2022 4:48 PM

I don't think this will be the last we see of monkeypox. I wouldn't be surprised if this outbreak is analogous to the first SARS outbreak -- scary but ultimately contained. The next time, monkeypox might come back more contagious, and those who are already vaccinated will be glad, while the government scrambles to respond.

by Anonymousreply 16November 20, 2022 5:56 PM

The nurse who gave me the second shot said I couldn't get it in my upper arm where its easier to conceal the scar, but did have a great suggestion to get it directly in the scar from the first shot. I only have one scar to deal with.

by Anonymousreply 17November 20, 2022 6:09 PM

I want to have sex (at least oral)...haven't hooked up since before MP. But I haven't had the MP vaccine since I wasn't hooking up.

Cases in NYC are like single digits per day (1-3 last few weeks).

Not sure what to do.

by Anonymousreply 18November 20, 2022 6:22 PM

[quote]The nurse who gave me the second shot said I couldn't get it in my upper arm where its easier to conceal the scar, but did have a great suggestion to get it directly in the scar from the first shot. I only have one scar to deal with.

Does the scar ever go away?

by Anonymousreply 19November 20, 2022 6:26 PM

Could the scar be a Scarlet A years from now? People think “Oh, you’re one of those sluts who had to get the Monkey Pox vaccine because you couldn’t stop whoring for those few months in 2022 when Monkey Pox was a thing.”

by Anonymousreply 20November 20, 2022 6:29 PM

r19, its a small scar. I think it depends on the person. If you keloid it may not. Mine is still fading. I am one month post second shot I expect it to be totally faded in another 6-8 weeks. I use scar treatment on it as well. My scars take a very long time to fade. I wore a small band-aid over it for the first 3 weeks, the wound is just gross for the first 2 weeks, definitely keep it covered up.

The winter months are a better time to get it, you can just wear clothes over the scar until spring and it will be faded. I also got sick for two days after the second shot with fever and weakness, but it went away quickly.

by Anonymousreply 21November 20, 2022 6:44 PM

It was such a fad. If you didn't get shots in the summer than the moment has passed.

by Anonymousreply 22November 20, 2022 6:49 PM

Just tell them you get keloid scarring and youll get the full dose in your tricep.

by Anonymousreply 23November 20, 2022 6:51 PM

[quote]I wore a small band-aid over it for the first 3 weeks, the wound is just gross for the first 2 weeks, definitely keep it covered up.

OK, you convinced me not to get the vaccine.

by Anonymousreply 24November 20, 2022 7:08 PM

I said back in August monkeypox would be a non-issue a year from now and someone here called me pathologically optimistic. I almost never make predictions anymore post-2016, but I saw this one coming a mile away.

by Anonymousreply 25November 20, 2022 7:14 PM

I got two doses. I had sex with 10ish rentboys since then. No issues

by Anonymousreply 26November 20, 2022 7:18 PM

Guess again.

by Anonymousreply 27November 20, 2022 9:42 PM

I got my second shot 6 weeks ago. The injection site was noticeable the first month or so, but it's completely gone now. No scar.

by Anonymousreply 28November 20, 2022 9:54 PM

Get it so if I ever fuck you in some isolated park tearoom I"ll have no worries. 🤣

by Anonymousreply 29November 20, 2022 9:57 PM

[quote] Could the scar be a Scarlet A years from now? People think “Oh, you’re one of those sluts who had to get the Monkey Pox vaccine because you couldn’t stop whoring for those few months in 2022 when Monkey Pox was a thing.”

r20 Oh yeah because normal men don't have sex for 3 months. You're a fucking cretin.

by Anonymousreply 30November 20, 2022 10:00 PM

I assume it looks like the smallpox scar eldergays have

by Anonymousreply 31November 20, 2022 11:33 PM

^smallpox vaccine scar

by Anonymousreply 32November 20, 2022 11:33 PM

R23, that’s exactly what I did. Told the nurse I get keloids and I got the full dose in my tricep.

by Anonymousreply 33November 21, 2022 1:31 AM

Can you do that if you’re not black?

by Anonymousreply 34November 21, 2022 1:44 AM

[quote] I assume it looks like the smallpox scar eldergays have.

No, it doesn’t. It is minuscule by comparison. AND, as I noted above, it disappears in a few months. It does not last very long.

by Anonymousreply 35November 21, 2022 5:28 AM

This is an outrage.

by Anonymousreply 36November 21, 2022 8:03 PM

Since we live in a world full of unvaccinated dolts, I will take any vaccine I'm allowed.

by Anonymousreply 37November 21, 2022 10:24 PM

Thought the same thing OP - but at my “gay” doctor appointment last month, he asked and I said yes. Annoying and irritating bump but I guess it’s ok. Not sure would go out of my way for it now - but I got it and don’t think about it now.

by Anonymousreply 38November 22, 2022 1:37 AM

literally haven't heard of monkeypox in 2 months.

by Anonymousreply 39November 22, 2022 1:58 AM

Monkey Pox. Monkey Pox. It's a wonder he even walks.

Looks like the new anti-gay plague has fizzled out. The hets will have to come up with a new one.

by Anonymousreply 40November 22, 2022 3:02 AM

It looks more like a slowly disappearing pimple….I have no bump at this point, slight reddish but obscured by my arm hair. It is not at all like the “blotchy” bicep spot from the old subdural vaccine.

by Anonymousreply 41November 22, 2022 3:12 AM

Who declared MP as “OVER”??

PROVE IT, OP.

by Anonymousreply 42November 22, 2022 3:57 AM

No, I’m so low risk they come to me. And I say “ew you gwos…”

by Anonymousreply 43November 22, 2022 3:59 AM

[quote] No, I’m so low risk they come to me. And I say “ew you gwos…”

Sure r43, you weigh 300 pounds and smell like Cheetos farts. Nobody will fuck you.

by Anonymousreply 44November 22, 2022 7:43 PM

No, I'm frigid.

by Anonymousreply 45November 22, 2022 9:32 PM

[quote] No, I'm frigid.

Sorry about that. Did you put the 'A' in LGBTQI.... whatever?

by Anonymousreply 46November 22, 2022 9:37 PM

I got them in the summer. I haven't been super sexually active (but a fair amount) and a dear friend of mine described Monkeypox as 1000x worse than COVID.

Yeah...pass on that, thanks.

by Anonymousreply 47November 22, 2022 9:40 PM

I have both shots and don't see a scar at all and even if, better to be protected from this horrible scaring disease than getting it. Are some of you really bothered with a tiny scar as small as an ant?

by Anonymousreply 48November 22, 2022 9:40 PM

When your body is a temple, you don’t want any imperfection, no matter how small.

by Anonymousreply 49November 23, 2022 3:51 AM
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