RALEIGH — NCDHHS is partnering with EqualityNC to host another virtual town hall Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. to share information with North Carolinians about the monkeypox virus, what to look out for and where to find vaccines and treatment.

Participants can attend the event via the Zoom link or via One Tap Mobile at US: +1 669 254 5252. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and Communication Access Real Time Translation (CART) captioning will be available.

NCDHHS continues to work with trusted vaccine providers and community partners to close disparities and reach North Carolinians most at risk for getting monkeypox. The department has already hosted one virtual town hall and visited with the health department and community organizations in Mecklenburg County to discuss their response to the outbreak, address concerns and reach those who may be in need of testing and vaccination. Additionally, NCDHHS partnered with federal and local entities to distribute the monkeypox vaccine at recent Charlotte Pride events.

Public health officials urge North Carolinians to get checked, tested and vaccinated to reduce spread of monkeypox. Testing is widely available for everyone, and, as vaccines continue arriving in the state, health officials encourage those at-risk and eligible to seek vaccination as quickly as possible.

You can find the latest information about monkeypox cases in North Carolina, along with details on North Carolina’s response to the outbreak on the NCDHHS website at: ncdhhs.gov/monkeypox.