MPV (Monkeypox)

If you are interested in receiving the JYNNEOS MPV Vaccine and meet any of the criteria below, please call (360) 385-9400 to get scheduled.

If you have had sex or close contact with someone who has tested positive for MPV ("monkeypox"), please call (360)385-9400 and ask to speak with someone as soon as possible. It may not be too late for vaccination.

Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) recommended JYNNEOS vaccine eligibility includes (updated 9/12/22):
• People who have had a significant exposure to MPV--see above
• Gay, bisexual, and other men and transgender individuals who have had sex with men
• People who have had multiple or anonymous sexual partners in the last 3 months
• People who have attended a bathhouse, circuit party, or public sex venue in the last 3 months
• People who have had a sexually transmitted infection in the past year
• People who have been sexually assaulted
• People who have exchanged sex for drugs or money in the last 3 months
• People who have experienced homelessness or incarceration in the last 3 months
• People who have used methamphetamines in the prior 3 months


JYENNOS Vaccination Available Soon at Jefferson County Public Health Press Release (Aug 25 2022)

What is MPV? (PDF--English)

What is MPV? (PDF--Spanish)

MPV is a disease caused by a virus. MPV  is being reported this year in many countries that do not normally have MPV cases, including the United States. People who get MPV typically recover in 2-4 weeks, but MPV can cause severe illness.

More information: 

MPV in the United States (CDC)

MPV in Washington (Washington State Department of Health)

monkeypox examples

MPV  is not COVID-19. This strain appears to be spreading through close skin-to-skin contact with another person. 

➡️ If you develop a rash that is concerning for MPV, please contact your healthcare provider. 

➡️ If you have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with MPV, please contact Jefferson County Public Health at 360-385-9400

Symptoms of MPV typically include swollen lymph nodes and a rash that can appear anywhere on the body. Sometimes flu-like symptoms are reported as well. MPV is contagious to humans and animals from the start of symptoms until the rash has fully healed. For more information, visit: