Council’s LGBTQIA+ Caucus introduces legislative package to fight monkeypox

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Members of the City Council’s LGBTQIA+ Caucus stood alongside advocates at City Hall on August 11 to introduce multiple bills intended to improve the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s response to the monkeypox outbreak.

The legislative package — a joint effort by the entire LGBTQIA+ Caucus — includes two bills focused on new requirements for the Department of Health as well as a broader resolution calling on the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to increase vaccine supply and to distribute the doses in an equitable way.

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