The Onondaga County Health Department will be holding a monkeypox vaccination clinic for those in our community who are at high risk of contracting the disease. The Health Department has received a total of 600 doses of the monkeypox vaccine from the New York State Department of Health which includes 300 first and 300 second doses.
Clinic Details and Registration
The clinic will be Wednesday, August 10, 2022, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in downtown Syracuse in the Oncenter Complex. At this time, the following individuals will be eligible to schedule an appointment:
- Gay or bisexual males, men who have sex with men, and/or transgender, gender non-conforming, or gender non-binary AND,
- Age 18 or older AND,
- Have had multiple or anonymous sex partners in the last 14 days.
Those who meet the above eligibility requirements may register for an appointment at monkeypox.ongov.net/vaccine/screening-form/.
Those receiving a vaccine will require a second dose, which will be given on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at the same time slot as the first dose. Vaccination is not recommended for people who have been diagnosed with monkeypox. These individuals are NOT eligible to make an appointment.
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.