Monkeypox: Vaccine Recommendations & Scheduling

Recommendation & appointment scheduling for the JYNNEOS vaccine:

The current vaccine recommendations are for individuals with the following risk factors:

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis:

Individuals who have been where the degree of exposure was determined to be HIGH - must complete questionnaire.

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis:

Local health departments response team members, research laboratory personnel working with orthopoxviruses and clinical laboratory personnel performing diagnostic testing for orthopoxviruses.

Expanded Post-exposure Prophylaxis:

Individuals with certain risk factors may be considered:

a. Gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men, and/or transgender, gender non-conforming, or gender non-binary; AND

b) Have had multiple or anonymous sex partners in the last 14 days.


Note: Individuals who have a condition that may increase their risk for severe disease if infected with monkeypox, such as HIV or another condition that weakens their immune system, or atopic dermatitis or eczema, should especially consider getting vaccinated.


Berkeley County Health Department Appointment Scheduling: Call 304-263-5131, Option 1

Morgan County Health Department Appointment Scheduling: Call 304-258-1513, Option 1


To learn more about Monkeypox vaccinations: Monkeypox Vaccination Basics | Monkeypox | Poxvirus | CDC



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