Monkeypox Vaccine (JYNNEOS) Eligibility
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
- You are a person who anticipates experiencing any of the above scenarios.
For more information on Monkeypox and vaccine eligibility, visit oklahoma.gov/health or cdc.gov.
What are Monkeypox symptoms?
- 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.