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November 7, 2022

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Additional Monkeypox (hMPXV) Vaccination Sites Open Under Expanded Eligibility

TRENTON – Three additional monkeypox (hMPXV) vaccination sites with community partners have opened as vaccinations continue under expanded eligibility, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced today.

NJDOH receives monkeypox (hMPXV) vaccines from the federal government, and they are provided at no cost to individuals. The new sites, which join other community partner vaccination sites throughout the state offering vaccines primarily through appointments, include:

  • Cumberland County Health Department: Millville and Bridgeton, 856-327-7602, Ext. 7120
  • Vineland Health Department: call for appointment/location, 856-794-4000, Ext. 4806
  • Alliance Community Health Care: Jersey City, call to schedule an appointment,  201-451-6300

While reported monkeypox (hMPXV) cases have deceased since the peak in summer 2022 and risk has remained low for the general public, it is important for individuals who may be most at risk to get vaccinated in advance of exposure.

Under Expanded Vaccination, individuals who do not have a known exposure, but have been in or may be in situations with a higher risk of exposure, are eligible to receive the vaccine. Some examples include:

  • Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, transgender or nonbinary people who in the past six months have had:
    • A new diagnosis of one or more nationally reportable sexually transmitted diseases (i.e., acute HIV, chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis)
    • More than one sex partner
  • People who have had any of the following in the past six months:
    • Sex at a commercial sex venue
    • Sex in association with a large public event in a geographic area where monkeypox (hMPXV) transmission is occurring
  • Sexual partners of people with the above risks
  • People who anticipate experiencing the above risks
  • People in certain occupational exposure risk groups such as laboratory personnel working with orthopoxviruses, clinical laboratory personnel performing diagnostic testing for orthopoxviruses, and orthopoxvirus and healthcare worker response teams designated by appropriate public health and antiterror authorities.

For individuals with known exposure or exposure to a person with monkeypox (hMPXV) within the past 14 days, the two-dose antiviral regimen called tecovirimat (TPOXX) for preventing monkeypox (hMPXV) continues to be available through local health departments.  

People with symptoms of monkeypox (hMPXV) should contact a healthcare provider to be evaluated for possible testing. Specimens must be collected by a healthcare provider and sent to a laboratory: https://www.nj.gov/health/monkeypox/about/testing/.

More information on monkeypox (hMPXV) data, testing, symptoms and vaccines is available at nj.gov/health/monkeypox.

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Last Reviewed: 11/7/2022