Monkeypox Vaccine - VO

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Cliff Erwin

Broadcast Studio Program Director

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Cell: (417) 483-2487


The monkeypox vaccine is available at The University of Kansas Health System. This is video of a vaccine being given to a patient, along with shots of the JYNNEOS vial it comes in. Here are some key points about monkeypox and the vaccine: 

  • The health system has begun giving monkeypox vaccinations to those who qualify
  • Supply is limited but available to those who need it
  • Those first in line are people with a known exposure to monkeypox and those considered high risk due to skin-to-skin contact with others
  • It is not an airborne disease or spread by touching objects
  • Proper hand hygiene will help stop the spread
  • You are unable to spread the disease unless you are symptomatic
  • New CDC guidelines say people no longer need to isolate if they’ve been exposed to COVID. This has been happening already for the most part in the general public.