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Monkeypox Vaccine

Published: 08/22/22


Jefferson County, AL—August 22, 2022:  Monkeypox is a legitimate public health issue that is relevant to all people. Everyone can acquire Monkeypox, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.  Starting on August 22, 2022, the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH) will expand our Monkeypox vaccine operations to meet the current demand for the vaccine.  On August 9, 2022, the United States Food and Drug Administration announced an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), allowing an expanded supply of the JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine.  This EUA increases our inventory of vaccines by up to a factor of five (5). 

Currently, the following groups are eligible for vaccination:

·       Persons who had exposure to a known case of Monkeypox in the last 14 days

·       Persons who work in a laboratory setting who deal directly with monkeypox specimen samples

·       Persons who are gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, gender non-binary, or other male who had male-to-male sexual contact

·       Persons who are sex workers

If you meet any of the above criteria and are interested in receiving your vaccine, you may call 205-241-JCDH (5234) to schedule an appointment.

JCDH is also reminding the general public of the following Monkeypox Prevention Steps:

·       If you have a new or unexplained rash or other symptoms, see your healthcare provider for medical attention and evaluation

·       Avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with people who have a rash that looks like Monkeypox

o   Do not touch the rash or scabs of a person with Monkeypox

o   Do not kiss, hug, cuddle or have sex with someone with Monkeypox

·       Avoid contact with objects and materials that a person with Monkeypox has used

o   Do not share eating utensils or cups with a person with Monkeypox

o   Do not handle or touch the bedding, towels, or clothing of a person with Monkeypox

·       Wash your hands often

o   Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially before eating or touching your face and after you use the bathroom.

Find out if you are eligible for the Monkeypox vaccine here.

Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 588-5234

(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Hours of Operation:
All Centers are open 7:45am to 4:30pm. Phone lines for clinic appointments open at 7:00am Monday through Friday.

If this is a Medical Emergency call 911.
If you are a patient and need to reach your health care team after business hours for non-life threatening conditions, call (205) 588-5234. For Medical Emergencies dial 911.

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