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Monkeypox (MPV) JYNNEOS Vaccine Information

Monkeypox (MPV) JYNNEOS Vaccine

  • The JYNNEOS vaccine is recommended for people ages 18 and older at high risk for MPV infection.
  • The JYNNEOS vaccine has been approved in the U.S. for the prevention of MPV and smallpox. Experts believe that it can be an effective tool to help prevent MPV if given within 4 days of exposure or reduce severity of illness if given within 14 days after an exposure.
  • Side effects are common but usually mild. Most people have redness, swelling and pain where they got the shot. Tiredness, headache and muscle pain can also occur after vaccination.

Who is eligible for JYNNEOS vaccine right now?

  • Due to very limited vaccine supplies currently in Michigan, the vaccine is prioritized at this time to those who meet one of the following criteria:

1. You are 18+ years old and were exposed to MPV within the last 14 days (you had close physical or sexual contact with someone who was diagnosed with MPV) OR

2. You are 18+ years old and identify as gay, bisexual, or other man, or transgender, gender non-conforming or gender non-binary person, who has sex with men and in the last 14 days have had intimate or sexual contact with multiple or anonymous sex partners OR

3. You are 18+ years old and within the last 14 days, you had close physical or sexual contact with other individuals in a setting where there may have been cases of MPV.

· If you do not meet these criteria, you are not currently eligible for JYNNEOS vaccine. Vaccine eligibility is set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Supply is allocated to states based on number of cases. As more doses become available, vaccine availability may expand further.

I'm eligible for MPV vaccine. How do I make an appointment?

If you meet the above criteria and live in Out-Wayne County (excluding City of Detroit), call the Wayne County Health Department at 1-866-610-3885, Mon-Fri 8:00AM to 4:00PM. Our staff will ask you a few questions about your exposure or risk before scheduling your appointment.

If you are not an Out-Wayne County resident, please contact your local health department for more information.

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