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Schedule Your Monkeypox Vaccine

Martha's Vineyard Hospital has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to host a Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic on September 12, 2022.

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Schedule Your Monkeypox Vaccine

About the Monkeypox Vaccine

The monkeypox vaccine, JYNNEOS (also known as Imvamune or Imvanex), is available to people who live or work in Massachusetts and meet the current eligibility criteria.

There is currently a limited supply of JYNNEOS. Vaccination is prioritized for individuals at the highest risk of exposure to someone with monkeypox.

Who Should Get Vaccinated?

In the current outbreak, you may want to get vaccinated if:

  • You have been identified as a close contact of someone with monkeypox.
  • You learn that one of your sex partners in the past 2 weeks has been diagnosed with monkeypox.

In addition, you may want to get vaccinated if you are a man who has sex with other men or are a transgender or gender-diverse person who has sex with men and in the past 2 weeks:

  • You have had sex with multiple partners or group sex.
  • You have had sex at a commercial sex venue (like a sex club or bathhouse).
  • You have had sex at an event, venue, or in an area where monkeypox transmission is occurring.
 

Keep in mind that:

  • Getting vaccinated as soon as possible after exposure to someone with monkeypox (ideally within 4 days) provides the best chance to prevent the disease or make it less severe.
  • Currently, CDC is not encouraging vaccination against monkeypox for the broader public or for everyone who is sexually active.
  • While vaccine supplies are limited, getting a monkeypox vaccine when you don’t need it could mean that people who do need it can’t get it.
  • If you need help deciding whether you should get vaccinated, talk to a healthcare provider, or contact your local health department. They can help you determine if you should get vaccinated.
  • In addition to getting vaccinated, there are other things you can do to prevent monkeypox.

*Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Monkeypox Vaccination

Please answer the questions below to see if you are eligible for the JYNNEOS vaccine. Once your eligibility is confirmed, you will be instructed to select an appointment time on Monday, October 17.

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