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Are Philly’s Monkeypox Vaccines Going Mostly to White People? A Lack of Health Department Data Cannot Confirm or Deny the Rumor

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Monkeypox continues to spread in Philadelphia. The Health Department reported 128 cases Monday — up from 82 cases last week. Some are worried that the distribution of the vaccine might not be equitable. Michaela Winberg of WHYY’s Billy Penn looked into the widespread rumor that the monkeypox vaccine is going to mostly white people.

(Original air-date: 8/9/22)

Michaela Winberg is a general assignment reporter at Billy Penn. She covers LGBTQ people and culture, public spaces, and transportation and mobility. She also sometimes produces radio and web features for NPR.