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
Location: Annex 2 (white tent structure), 230 East Ridgewood Ave, Paramus
Cooper Vaccine & Testing Clinic, Cooper University Hospital
Location: 300 Broadway, Camden
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7am-8pm and Friday, 7am-5pm
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation/Project Living Out Loud!
Location: Jersey City
The Prevention Resource Network, a program of the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey
Location: Asbury Park
North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI)
Phone: 973-483-3444 ext. 200
More information on MPX can be found here. https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/monkeypox.shtml