Chicago - MPV/Monkeypox Clinic - Kennedy King College
MPV Vaccine Eligibility
Eligibility for MPV vaccination may change over time, but currently close contacts of someone with MPV are prioritized for vaccination.
In addition, people who meet ALL the following conditions are eligible for vaccination:
• Gay, bisexual, and other (cis or trans) men who have sex with men and/ or transgender, gender non-conforming, or gender non-binary (GBMSM).
• Age 18 or older.
• Had multiple or anonymous sex partners, sex at a social or sexual venue, or sex in exchange for money or goods within the last 14 days.
If you have had MPV, then you likely have protection against another infection and are not eligible to be vaccinated.
The vaccine is not currently recommended for the general public, including (cis or trans) men who have sex with men without the additional criteria.
MPV Vaccine Second Doses
The full course of vaccine consists of 2 doses given at least 4 weeks apart. In Chicago, we are prioritizing giving first doses of JYNNEOS™ vaccine over supplying second doses to protect as many people as possible while the vaccine supply is low.
People who received the first dose should receive the second dose at least 4 weeks after the first. Immunity starts to build in the days and weeks after the first dose, although full immunity does not occur until 2 weeks after the second dose. Second doses will continue to be provided for those who are known contacts of cases or who are immunocompromised; second doses will be scheduled for all others when the city receives adequate vaccine supply.
For more information please visit: www.chicago.gov/monkeypox.