On this page, you can find monkeypox (hMPXV) vaccine locations across the State of New Jersey. This page will be updated when new vaccination sites become available.
For New Jersey residents with known exposure to a person with monkeypox (hMPXV), the two-dose regimen for preventing monkeypox (hMPXV) continues to be available through their local health department.
Residents who don’t 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 through what is known as Expanded Vaccination.
NJDOH receives monkeypox (hMPXV) vaccines from the federal government and they are provided at no cost to eligible individuals.
Who can get vaccinated
- People who have known contact with someone who tested positive for orthopoxvirus or monkeypox (hMPXV) virus within past 14 days (Contact your local health department to coordinate vaccination)
- People who attended an event or social gathering where known monkeypox (hMPXV) exposure occurred within past 14 days or who plan to attend an event or social gathering where monkeypox (hMPXV) exposure is more likely - such as events would include those where close skin-to-skin contact or intimate contact will occur in an area where monkeypox (hMPXV) is circulating (make an appointment at a vaccine location)
- People with multiple sexual partners, or who have a partner that has multiple sexual partners (make an appointment at a vaccine location)
- Current vaccination efforts focus on disproportionally affected groups, including gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men. This may change over time.
In addition to getting vaccinated if you werre exposed to monkeypox (hMPXV), following recommendations to prevent the spread of monkeypox (hMPXV) can help protect you and your community.
About the vaccines
The preferred vaccine to prevent monkeypox (hMPXV) is JYNNEOS
JYNNEOS is a two-dose vaccine administered 28 days (4 weeks) apart.
It takes 14 days after getting the second dose of JYNNEOS for its immune protection to reach its maximum.
People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their second dose of the JYNNEOS vaccine.
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The ACAM2000 vaccine is a single-dose alternative to JYNNEOS.
ACAM2000 takes four weeks after vaccination for its immune protection to reach its maximum.
ACAM2000 has the potential for more side effects and adverse events than JYNNEOS. It is not recommended for people with severely weakened immune systems and several other conditions.
Fully vaccinated people are still recommended to protect themselves against monkeypox (hMPXV) and to isolate at home in case of symptoms.
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