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Is the monkeypox vaccine available in New Jersey?

Monkeypox is a disease that can affect anyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The virus can cause flu-like symptoms, swollen lymph nodes, and rash. Monkeypox can spread to any individual from anyone who has the virus through direct contact with rashes or scabs, respiratory droplets from face-to-face interactions, or close, intimate contact.

There is a limited supply of the monkeypox vaccine in New Jersey.

Anyone with a known contact with someone who tested positive for monkeypox within the past 14 days should contact their health care provider or local health department regarding testing and vaccine eligibility. Local health departments will continue to conduct contact tracing and offer the vaccine to anyone identified as a close contact.

For those without a confirmed exposure who believe they may have been exposed or are at high risk for having been exposed to monkeypox, the vaccine is now available through these community partners via appointment only:

  • Hyacinth AIDS Foundation/Project Living Out Loud!, Jersey City: 201-706-3480
  • The Prevention Resource Network, a program of the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, Asbury Park
  • North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI), Newark: 973-483-3444, ext. 200
  • Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Paramus: 800-730-2762
  • Cooper Vaccine & Testing Clinic at Cooper University Hospital, Camden: 856-968-7100

Individuals with a condition that weakens the immune system or a history of atopic dermatitis or eczema are at increased risk for severe disease and should be a high-priority for vaccination if they have exposure risk.