Monkeypox

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Monkeypox Vaccine


Columbus Public Health is working with community partners and local healthcare providers to offer the vaccine to those most at risk.

Vaccine Appointments - OPEN

Monkeypox vaccine registration is open. Register here or call 614-645-1519.

To receive a vaccine, individuals must be an Ohio resident 18 or older AND meet one of the following criteria:

  • Anyone who identifies as:
  • A gay man
  • A bisexual man
  • A pansexual man
  • A queer man
  • A man who has sex with men (MSM)
  • Transgender
  • Non-binary
  • Gender non-conforming

OR

Anyone who: 
• Is a sex worker
• Provides sex in exchange for goods or services
• Engages in transactional sex
• Participates in anonymous sex
• Has multiple sex partners
• Had skin-to-skin or intimate contact with someone with suspected or confirmed monkeypox, including those who have not yet been confirmed by Public Health experts.

Register online here or call 614-645-1519.

All appointments are for the JYNNEOS vaccine, a two-dose series given 28 days apart. Second dose appointments will be scheduled at your first appointment. Columbus Public Health is following FDA guidance related to dosing and intradermal (just under the skin) vaccination. 

If you have previously been diagnosed with monkeypox, you are not eligible to receive a vaccine.

It is recommended to wait four weeks in between receiving the monkeypox vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Columbus Public Health is not offering a wait list at this time.

What you need to know about monkeypox

Monkeypox frequently asked questions

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