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Monkeypox Update

Monkeypox vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently called monkeypox a national public health emergency.

The Alabama Department of Public Health states as of August 8th, 19 cases have been reported statewide.

Department Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Landers urges the public to be aware of how monkey pox is transmitted.

The report says not all cases of monkeypox require treatment, but cases do need to isolate and follow infection control to reduce transmission of the virus to other people.

Alabama has received about 1,200 doses of vaccine and expects to receive about 4,600 additional doses.

Melanie began her career as a work study student, working in the areas of news reporting, anchoring and news-gathering. After graduating from Alabama State University, she worked as a production assistant at the local NBC affiliate, WSFA-TV. As a News Director at WVAS-FM, Melanie leads her team to produce award- winning newscasts and talk shows. Her professional achievements includes News Reporter of the Year for a number of years and awards for talk show producer, by the Alabama Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press. She is an active member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Her goals are to expand the reach of WVAS FM into more homes locally, regionally and nationally.