Illinois Receiving Monkeypox Virus Vaccines
(AP Photo/Bikas Das, File)

Illinois is receiving vaccines from the federal government to combat the ongoing outbreak of the monkeypox virus.  The state Department of Public Health will initially receive nearly 13-hundred doses of the vaccine while the Chicago Department of Public Health will be receiving a separate initial allocation of 32-hundred doses.  Monkeypox is a disease that doesn’t spread easily between people without close contact and the threat of the virus remains low in the U.S.