Monkeypox Vaccine Available to Detroiters

2022

Monkeypox Vaccine Available to Detroiters

  • Detroit Health Department offering Jynneos vaccine at two locations

The City of Detroit has begun providing doses of the Jynneos vaccines to Detroiters who have been exposed to the Monkeypox virus or who suspect they have been exposed, made available through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

The vaccine will be used as first doses during initial allocations from MDHHS to Detroiters in need on the following basis:

  • Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) – To prevent development of the virus in individuals who have been exposed to the Monkeypox virus
  • Expanded Post-Exposure Prophylaxis – Individuals with risk behaviors in geographies, settings, events or venues with known Monkeypox virus transmission in the previous 14 days

Monkeypox vaccinations are being administered at the following locations:

Wayne HIV/STI Clinic                 50 East Canfield            M– F  8 AM – 4:30 PM

                                                                                                    1st & 3rd Saturdays 8 AM – 12:30 PM

Detroit Health Department    100 Mack Avenue          M-F 8 AM – 4:30 PM

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the Jynneos vaccine be administered for PEP within four days from the date of exposure to prevent the onset of illness. If Jynneos is administered up to 14 days following exposure, the vaccine may still prevent development of the illness and may also effectively reduce symptoms if disease occurs.

“The Detroit Health Department is providing doses of this vaccine to any Detroiter who may have been exposed or suspects they have been exposed in an effort to help mitigate spread of the Monkeypox virus,” said Denise Fair Razo, Chief Public Health Officer.

Further information about the Monkeypox virus, and who should get vaccinated, is available by calling the Detroit Health Department nurse hotline Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM:  313-876-4444 or send an email:  [email protected]