Equality New York, NYSDOHM, & NYCDOHMH August MPX Town Hall

Equality New York, NYSDOHM, & NYCDOHMH August MPX Town Hall

On Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Equality New York, the New York State Department of Health, and the NYC Department Health help a community update on the current state on Monkeypox. The focus included four main themes and gave community a chance to ask questions and get answers.

Addressing Government Mistrust

The City & State Coordinated Responses

Access & Equity: Treatment & Vaccinations Update

Know Your Rights: How to Navigate the Health Care System During Monkeypox Outbreak

If you need additional resources or questions you can email: monkeypox@health.ny.gov

Additional Resources:

Sign-up for Monkeypox Text Message Alerts

New Yorkers can sign-up for monkeypox text alerts from New York State by texting “MONKEYPOX” to 81336 or “MONKEYPOXESP” for texts in Spanish. By providing a zip code, New Yorkers can also opt-in for location-based messages, which may include information on vaccines and care in your area.

Vaccine Information

JYNNEOS (also known as IMVAMUNE, IMVANEX, MVA) Vaccine Use and Availability
JYNNEOS is a live, attenuated, non-replicating vaccine produced from the strain Modified Vaccinia
Ankara-Bavarian Nordic (MVA-BN), an attenuated, non-replicating Orthopoxvirus:
• Licensed by FDA in September 2019.
• JYNNEOS is indicated for prevention of smallpox and monkeypox disease in adults 18 years of
age and older determined to be at high risk for smallpox or monkeypox infection.
Currently, CDC is working with states to deploy the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved
JYNNEOS vaccine that can be used as either pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or post-exposure
prophylaxis (PEP) for monkeypox.

Where can I get the JYNNEOS vaccine?

People identified by a local health department as exposed to a suspected or confirmed monkeypox case in the past 14 days should work directly with their health department and healthcare provider to discuss obtaining the JYNNEOS vaccine.

Local county health departments that have received a supply will administer the vaccine directly and are establishing their own appointment processes. Please refer to county webpages for more information.

Learn more here: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/zoonoses/monkeypox/