The Monkeypox vaccine offered on the peninsula

The Jynneos MPV vaccine, also known as monkeypox, is available for people at high risk of contracting the disease in the Northern Olympic Peninsula.

“We have an adequate supply of vaccines right now,” said Clallam and Jefferson county health officer Dr. Allison Berry.

“We encourage people who may not quite meet the criteria to join waitlists, as we often go through our waitlists.”

Eligibility for the Jynneos vaccine includes people who have had significant exposure to MPV, gay, bisexual, and transgender people who meet one of the following criteria:

• Having had multiple or anonymous sexual partners in the past three months.

• Having attended a bathhouse, circuit party or public sex venue within the past three months.

• Have had syphilis or gonorrhea in the past year.

• Have exchanged sex for drugs or money in the past three months.

• Have been homeless or incarcerated in the past three months.

• Have used methamphetamine in the last three months.

• Belong to a historically marginalized racial minority.

Berry said health services are “also starting to expand our criteria now, to be available to anyone who has had multiple partners in the last few months, regardless of sexuality and gender identity and anyone who has had an STI in the past few months. .”

Clallam County residents at high risk for infection with MPV, known as monkeypox, can now register for the Jynneos vaccine list using an online form at tinyurl.com/MPVClallam or by calling 360-417-2274.

People interested in the vaccine but not currently eligible can also fill out the form and ask to be placed on a waiting list.

Health officials will offer the vaccine during Wednesday clinics at the Port Angeles office. A public health nurse will contact those currently eligible.

Jefferson County residents can sign up for the Jynneos vaccine list using an online form at https://tinyurl.com/mpvvaccine jeffco or by calling 360-385-9400.

The vaccine is being offered through Jefferson County Public Health as it becomes available and a public health official will contact those who are currently eligible.

More information about the Jynneos vaccine is available at cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/interim-considerations/jynneos-vaccine.html.

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