Monkeypox spreads through close, physical contact between people. This means anyone can get monkeypox. However, based on the current outbreak, certain populations are being affected by monkeypox more than others, including men who have sex with men (MSM).
The JYNNEOS vaccine is approved for prevention of smallpox and monkeypox. It is the primary vaccine being used during this outbreak in the U.S..
Currently, the following New Yorkers may be eligible for the JYNNEOS vaccine.
Future vaccine eligibility is expected to expand as supply increases.
This means knowing the symptoms, how it spreads, what to do if you are exposed, and if you should consider getting the vaccine.