There are two vaccines available for prevention of monkeypox: JYNNEOS (also known as Imvamune or Imvanex) and ACAM2000. Both vaccines are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). JYNNEOS is a two-vaccine series with 28 days between doses.
The Georgia Department of Health (DPH) is distributing doses of the JYNNEOS vaccine to local health districts. The vaccine has been distributed upon request to health departments and for vaccination events in various counties. More doses of JYNNEOS will become available from the federal government as production ramps up.
DPH is following recommendations from the CDC and prioritizing monkeypox vaccine for people at high risk of infection. This includes:
- Close personal contacts of people with monkeypox
- Individuals who may have been exposed to monkeypox
- People who have increased risk of exposure to monkeypox, such as lab workers
There is no residency requirement.
How to Get Vaccinated
Each local public health district is responsible for administering its doses of the JYNNEOS vaccine. You must have an appointment and meet eligibility requirements to receive a vaccine. You can search for available appointments and register using DPH’s scheduling tool or call the Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line at (888) 457-0186.