Monkeypox Vaccines – What You Need to Know
There is a confirmed case of Monkeypox in the Tri-Cities. The infected individual is a male in their 50s. You can learn more about his case and how health officials are reacting here.
The question you want an answer to now is...
Is There a Vaccine for Monkeypox?
There are two vaccines licensed by the FDA for Monkeypox.
- JYNNEOS (which also goes by the names Imvamune and Imvanex)
Are the Monkeypox Vaccines Effective?
There's really no data available yet for the effectiveness of Monkeypox vaccines during this latest outbreak.
Can Anyone Get a Monkeypox Vaccine?
Both vaccines are available as part of the Strategic National Stockpile and can be requested through the CDC. Talk to your doctor.
Are There Side Effects with the Monkeypox Vaccines?
Redness and swelling may occur around the point of injection.
People with weakened immune systems, and skin conditions should NOT get the ACAM2000 vaccine. You should also avoid ACAM2000 if you're pregnant.
Is it Easy to Get a Monkeypox Vaccine?
There is plenty of ACAM2000 to go around, but unfortunately JYNNEOS is in limited supply and reserved for those who have been exposed, or around someone who was exposed. The CDC says more is coming.