The Coastal Health District’s monkeypox vaccination program is expanding. In addition to the Chatham County Health Department in Savannah, the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine will also be available at the Glynn County Health Department in Brunswick beginning Friday, August 5th . You must have an appointment for vaccination as supply is still limited. Appointments can be self-scheduled online at coastalhealthdistrict.org/monkeypox. The first batch of appointments filled in less than 24 hours, and appointments are expected to continue to fill quickly. Additional appointments will be added as more vaccine arrives. Jynneos is a vaccine for prevention of monkeypox disease, given in a two-dose series, administered four weeks apart. To be eligible for monkeypox vaccination at this time, individuals must be at least 18 years of age and meet the following criteria:
Individual is a gay male, a bisexual male, or a male that has sex with other males.
Individual has had a sexual partner in the past 14 days who has received a monkeypox diagnosis OR had multiple sexual partners in the past 14 days in an area with known monkeypox.
Individual currently does NOT have signs or symptoms consistent with a monkeypox infection (fever, headache, muscle ache, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, exhaustion, or a rash/blisters on the face, inside of the mouth, or on other parts of the body).
More information is available on the website of the Coastal Health District at coastalhealthdistrict.org/monkeypox and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov/monkeypox.