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.