If you think you may have been exposed, or if you have symptoms of Mpox, avoid others (including pets) and call UHS at 734-764-8320 right away for evaluation and testing.
Mpox vaccine basics
- Mpox vaccine can be an effective tool to help prevent disease before exposure or make it less severe after exposure.
- JYNNEOS is the main vaccine being distributed. It is a two-dose vaccine, with typically four weeks between the first and second doses. Protection starts to build in the days and weeks after the first dose and you are considered "fully vaccinated" two weeks after the second dose. At our vaccine clinic, we are administering the second dose at least 28 days after the first dose.
- The CDC recommends that the vaccine be given within 4 days from the date of a confirmed exposure for the best chance to prevent disease. If given between 4 and 14 days after exposure, vaccination may reduce symptoms but may not prevent disease. Vaccines are not available to those who have already been diagnosed with MPV.
- The JYNNEOS vaccine can also be used to help prevent disease before exposure ("PrEP").
Who can get the JYNNEOS vaccine right now?
Mpox risk to many individuals remains low. Vaccines are available for individuals at higher risk for Mpox and individuals who have been exposed.
You can get the JYNNEOS vaccine from UHS if you have been exposed to someone with Mpox and/or think you may be at risk.
How to schedule your JYNNEOS vaccine at UHS
If you are interested in and eligible to receive the JYNNEOS vaccine, please call UHS at 734-764-8320 or notify our office through your UHS patient portal.
You may also access Mpox vaccine through the Washtenaw County Health Department.