Monkeypox - o7.15.22
ALFA is keeping an eye on the monkeypox outbreak and will update as we have new information.
If you know or suspect you have been exposed, it is very important to talk to a medical provider and/or your local health department. There is a limited supply of vaccines - read to see if you qualify for one:
Who can/should get vaccinated?
Eligibility for vaccines was expanded on July 13:
Due to the rapid increase in monkeypox virus in the United States, eligibility is no longer requiring consideration of travel or location in our vaccine eligibility criteria. The updated criteria is here:
Vaccines are available in limited supply, at no cost, for individuals with known or suspected exposure to monkeypox. This includes:
- People who have been in close physical contact with someone diagnosed with monkeypox
- Men who have sex with men, or transgender individuals, who have had multiple or anonymous sex partners in the last 14 days
How can I get vaccinated?
Individuals who meet the current criteria can call their local health department to make an appointment to receive the vaccine, or they can call one of the seven local health departments that have already received vaccines as part of the phase 1 allocation of Jynneos vaccine:
Buncombe (828) 250-5300
Durham (919) 560-9217
Forsyth (336) 703-3100
Mecklenburg (980) 314-9400
New Hanover (910) 798-6800
Pitt (252) 902-2300
Wake (919) 250-3947
Monkeypox vaccines are free and are based on availability of vaccine, which is in limited quantities currently.