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MPX (Monkeypox)

Vaccines help protect against monkeypox when given before or shortly after exposure to the virus. The JYNNEOS vaccine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent both monkeypox and smallpox. It is most effective at preventing monkeypox if the vaccine is administered within 4 days of exposure. When given between 4-14 days after the date of exposure, vaccination may help reduce symptoms but may not prevent the disease from developing.

Vaccine Eligibility

Due to the limited supply of vaccines, Public Health and community providers are currently vaccinating these groups of people:
  • Anyone 6 months of age or older who has had close physical contact in the past two weeks with someone with probable or confirmed MPX infection
  • Anyone who identifies as male or is a transgender woman who has sex with anyone who identifies as male and/or transgender women who meet any of the following criteria:
    • Have HIV and are at risk for MPX
    • Take or are recommended to take HIV PrEP medications
    • Have had an STI in the past year
    • Have group sex, transactional sex, and/or sex at bathhouses, clubs, etc.
    • Have had multiple or new partners in the past two weeks or are planning to have multiple or new partners

GVHC Ceres Whitmore
December 1, 2022
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

3109 E. Whitmore Ave., Ceres
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