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  • CDC Monkeypox Vaccines Updated August 5, 2022


    Vaccines

    Updated August 5, 2022
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    CDC recommends vaccination for people who have been exposed to monkeypox and people who may be more likely to get monkeypox.

    People more likely to get monkeypox include:
    • People who have been identified by public health officials as a contact of someone with monkeypox
    • People who are aware that one of their sexual partners in the past 2 weeks has been diagnosed with monkeypox
    • People who had multiple sexual partners in the past 2 weeks in an area with known monkeypox
    • People whose jobs may expose them to orthopoxviruses, such as:
      • Laboratory workers who perform testing for orthopoxviruses
      • Laboratory workers who handle cultures or animals with orthopoxviruses
      • Some designated healthcare or public health workers
    Vaccine protection


    The preferred vaccine to protect against monkeypox is JYNNEOS, which is a two-dose vaccine. It takes 14 days after getting the second dose of JYNNEOS for its immune protection to reach its maximum.

    The ACAM2000 vaccine may be an alternative to JYNNEOS. ACAM2000 is a single-dose vaccine, and it takes four weeks after vaccination for its immune protection to reach its maximum. However, it 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.

    People should take precautions to reduce their exposure to monkeypox until immune protection from vaccines has reached its maximum. Consult your healthcare provider to see if you should get vaccinated against monkeypox, and if you should receive ACAM2000 instead of JYNNEOS.

    For Health Departments

    Considerations for Vaccination

    For Healthcare Professionals

    Vaccine Guidance

    Related Pages
    Page last reviewed: August 5, 2022

    https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/vaccines.html

  • #2
    hat tip Lance


    ACAM2000 and JYNNEOS comparison

    CDC presentation slides at ACIP meeting June 2022

    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/me...tersen-508.pdf

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