Monkeypox Vaccine (JYNNEOS) Eligibility

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What is Monkeypox?

  • Monkeypox is a rare disease.
  • Monkeypox can make you sick including a rash or sores (pox),
  • often with flu-like illness.
  • Monkeypox can spread to anyone through direct, personal, often
  • skin-to-skin contact including:
  • Direct contact with monkeypox rash, sores or scabs.
  • Contact with objects, fabrics (clothing, bedding, or towels), and
  • surfaces that have been used by someone with monkeypox.
  • Through respiratory droplets during prolonged face-to-face
  • contact or saliva from a person with monkeypox.

Who is at risk?

You should consider getting an MPox vaccine if:

  • You are a man who has sex with other men, or if you are a transgender or
  • nonbinary person and in the past 6 months have had any of the following:
    • A new diagnosis of one or more sexually transmitted diseases including acute HIV, chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis.
    • More than one sex partner.
  • You are a person who in the past 6 months has had any of the following:
    • Sex at a commercial sex venue (like a sex club or bathhouse)
    • Sex at an event, venue, or in an area where monkeypox transmission is occurring.
  • You are a person whose sexual partner identifies with any of the above
  • scenarios.
  • You are a person who anticipates experiencing any of the above scenarios.
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What are Monkeypox symptoms?

Muscle Aches & Backaches
Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • A rash or sores, sometimes located on or near the genitals or anus, but sometimes in other areas like the arms, hands, legs, feet, chest or face – sores will go through several stages before healing.
  • Sores may be inside the body, including the mouth, vagina, or anus.
  • Some people experience a rash or sores first, followed by other symptoms and some only experience a rash or sores.
  • Monkeypox can be spread f rom the time symptoms start until all sores have healed and a f resh layer of skin has formed – this can take several weeks.
  • It is unknown if monkeypox can be transmitted through semen or vaginal fluids. However, the rash can look similar to symptoms of STIs such as Herpes and Syphilis.