August 25, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Liz Anderson, Communications Specialist
Jefferson County Public Health
JEFFERSON COUNTY— Jefferson County residents at high risk for infection of MPV (Monkeypox) may now get on the list for the JYNNEOS vaccine by using this online form https://tinyurl.com/mpvvaccinejeffco or calling 360-385-9400. People who are interested in the vaccine, but are not currently eligible can also fill out the form and request to be placed on a waitlist.
Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) recommended JYNNEOS vaccine eligibility includes:
• Individuals who have had a significant exposure to MPV
• Gay, bisexual, and other men and transgender individuals who have had sex with men AND who meet one of the following criteria:
• Have had multiple or anonymous sexual partners in the last 3 months
• Have attended a bathhouse, circuit party, or public sex venue in the last 3 months
• Have had syphilis or gonorrhea in the past year
• Have exchanged sex for drugs or money in the last 3 months
• Have experienced homelessness or incarceration in the last 3 months
• Have used methamphetamines in the prior 3 months
• Belong to a historically marginalized racial minority
JCPH will offer the JYNNEOS vaccine as it becomes available. A public health nurse will communicate with those who are currently eligible.
If you have been in contact with someone with MPV, please call JCPH. If you have a new or unusual rash, contact your primary care provider to be evaluated. For those without a primary care provider, appointments can be made at JCPH by calling (360) 385-9400.
Tecovirimat (TPOXX) is a treatment for MPV for those at high risk for severe disease. A prescription may be available through your primary care provider. JCPH can also provide TPOXX for people without insurance or a primary care provider.
More information about the JYNNEOS vaccine can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website here: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/interim-considerations/jynneos-vaccine.html.