MONKEYPOX (MPX) UPDATE

Monkeypox is less transmissible than covid, but the health department is recommending that anyone at increased risk for contracting monkeypox consider vaccination.  Those at increased risk include:

  • People who have known contact with someone who tested positive for orthopoxvirus or monkeypox virus within past 14 days (contact your local health department to coordinate vaccination)

  • People who attended an event where known monkeypox exposure occurred within 14 days (make an appointment at a vaccine location)

  • People who identify as gay, bisexual, or men who have sex with men (MSM), and/or transgender, gender non-conforming, or gender non-binary and who have a history of multiple or anonymous sex with partners within past 14 days (make an appointment at a vaccine location)

Individuals that are interested in pre-exposure vaccination can contact the following programs.

Vaccination at these sites is by appointment only.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center
LocationAnnex 2 (white tent structure), 230 East Ridgewood Ave, Paramus
Phone: 800-730-2762
Website: www.newbridgehealth.org

Cooper Vaccine & Testing Clinic, Cooper University Hospital
Location: 300 Broadway, Camden
Phone: 856-968-7100
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7am-8pm and Friday, 7am-5pm
Website: https://my.cooperhealth.org/mychart/authentication/login

Hyacinth AIDS Foundation/Project Living Out Loud!
Location: Jersey City
Phone: 201-706-3480

The Prevention Resource Network, a program of the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey
Location: Asbury Park
Website: www.prnvnacj.org/

North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI)
Location: Newark
Phone: 973-483-3444 ext. 200 

More information on MPX can be found here. https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/monkeypox.shtml

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