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What you need to know & vaccine information

Interested in receiving the Monkeypox Vaccine? Our Population Health Department can help!

Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility

Eligibility for the Monkeypox Vaccination may change as the outbreak evolves and based on vaccine supply.

People who meet all of the following conditions can now be vaccinated:

  • Gay, bisexual, or other man who has sex with men, and/or transgender, gender non-conforming, or gender non-binary
  • Age 18 or older (must be 18+)
  • Have had multiple or anonymous sex partners in the last 14 days
  • No active sores, lesions, or rashes

If you have had Monkeypox, then you likely have some protection against another infection and are currently not eligible to be vaccinated.

If you are eligible to be vaccinated, you should especially consider getting vaccinated if:

  • Your partners are showing symptoms of Monkeypox, such as a rash or sores.
  • You met recent partners through online applications or social media platforms (such as Grindr, Tinder, or Scruff), or at clubs, raves, sex parties, saunas, or other large gatherings.
  • You have a condition that may increase your risk for severe disease if infected with Monkeypox virus, such as HIV or another condition that weakens your immune system, or you have a history of atopic dermatitis or eczema.

If you have been informed by the Health Department that you have had close contact with someone diagnosed with Monkeypox, you should get vaccinated.

To schedule your Monkeypox Vaccination appointment at a Department of Health and Mental Hygiene designated site, please call 718-869-7100.


Virtual Monkeypox Town Hall: What You Need to Know

Click the link below to view NYC Council Majority Whip Selvena N. Brooks-Powers and panelists from Episcopal Health Services Inc. as they discuss the ongoing Monkeypox outbreak and answer questions you may have.

Virtual Monkeypox Town Hall