The Onondaga County Health Department will be holding a monkeypox vaccination clinic for those in our community who are at risk or may be at future risk of contracting the disease. The clinic will offer both first and second doses. Those in need of a second dose must have received their first dose at least 4 weeks ago.
Individuals will need two doses of the vaccine, at least four weeks apart, and are considered fully vaccinated 14 days AFTER their SECOND dose. Anyone who has received a first dose elsewhere can get their second dose at any of the OCHD clinics as long as it has been four weeks since the first dose.
Clinic Details and Registration
The clinic will be this Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the basement level of the Onondaga County Civic Center in downtown Syracuse. Parking is FREE in the Oncenter Lot.
Register for an appointment at https://monkeypox.ongov.net/vaccine/. APPOINTMENT GUARANTEES A VACCINE, but walk-ins are welcome. Vaccine availability for walk-ins will be based on the number of appointments and vaccine capacity for the day.
Those receiving the first-dose of the vaccine will require a second dose, which will be given on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at the same time slot as the first dose. Please note that individuals are not considered fully vaccinated against monkeypox until 14 days after receiving their second dose.
Take steps to prevent getting monkeypox with these tips: https://bit.ly/3PNzbwl. Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches and backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, exhaustion, and a rash. A rash can look like a blister, pus-filled bump, open sore, or widespread small hard bumps on the body.
If you think you may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms, please contact your primary care provider and notify them immediately. You can learn more by texting “MONKEYPOX” to 81336 or visiting https://on.ny.gov/3RYgHuP.