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Monkeypox Vaccine Availability by Group

Due to very limited vaccine supply, monkeypox vaccine (Jynneos) will only be available to high-risk groups described below. 

Group A – By invitation only.

  1. People identified by Public Health to have high- or intermediate-risk contact with a monkeypox case. This may include household contacts, or healthcare workers who have had unprotected exposure while not wearing appropriate personal protective equipment. Additional information for assessing exposure risk can be found here.
  2. People who attended an event/venue where there was high risk of exposure to an individual(s) with confirmed monkeypox through skin-to-skin or sexual contact.

Public Health will communicate directly with persons who have had these exposures and provide details on how and where to access the JYNNEOS vaccine.

Group B – Vaccine remains in limited supply and all available appointment slots through Othena are filled at this time. Please check this site to get updates on appointment availability. We will update this site daily.

High Risk individuals who self-attest to meeting the criteria outlined below.

Gay, bisexual, and other men (including cisgender and transgender men) who have sex with men (MSM) or transgender women who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have been diagnosed with a bacterial sexually transmitted disease (e.g., chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis) in the past 3 months, OR
  • Have engaged in chemsex or group sex with other men, OR
  • Have had sex recently with anonymous male partners, OR
  • Have attended sex-on-premises venues (e.g., saunas, bathhouses, sex clubs), OR
  • Have engaged in survival and/or transactional sex, OR
  • Are part of other populations who are at high risk of monkeypox exposure, as identified through local epidemiological investigations. Among this group, persons who are living with HIV (particularly those with CD4 count <200/mm3 or an opportunistic infection) or other conditions that cause immunocompromise.

Due to limited Monkeypox vaccine supply we are prioritizing first shots for those eligible under Group B at this time. Individuals who receive their first shot through one of our vaccine clinics should check Othena when they are due for their second dose to see if appointments are available. Depending on vaccine supply, there may be a delay in scheduling for the second dose.

Last Updated: 8/10/2022