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Monkeypox Vaccine Appointments Available in Orange County

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Colorized scanning electron micrograph of monkeypox virus (orange) on the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (green). (Credit: NIAID)

A monkeypox vaccine is being offered by the Florida Department of Health in Orange County by appointment only, through a system that launched Thursday. DOH-Orange will open its Monkeypox Vaccination Appointment system at 8:30am Monday through Friday only.

DOH-Orange is offering the Smallpox/Monkeypox Vaccine – JYNNEOS by appointment only to those people with certain risk factors who are more likely to have been recently exposed to monkeypox. These groups include:

  • Known contacts who are identified by public health via case investigation, contact tracing, and risk exposure assessments.
  • Laboratory workers who perform diagnostic testing for monkeypox and members of designated health care worker response teams designated by appropriate public health authorities.
  • Those who identify as gay or bisexual men, or other men who have sex with men.

The Orange County DOH expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine to include all gay/bi men, which many activists, including Orlando State Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith, pushed for this increased access to help prevent the spread during this outbreak.

No walk-ins accepted and appointments are only available online. If there are no appointments available at the time, officials ask that residents check the appointment website frequently. DOH-Orange will offer new appointments as additional vaccine becomes available.

You can also visit CDC website for more information about monkeypox.

Hepatitis A (Havrix) and Meningococcal disease vaccine (Menveo) is also being offered to those at high risk at this time and may be received during the same appointment.

BizLink Orange

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