Conn. (WTNH) — Those eligible will be able to receive a monkeypox vaccination at clinics across the state starting Monday.
According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, there is a limited supply of the JYNNEOS vaccine. The vaccination is prioritized for individuals at high risk of exposure to someone with monkeypox.
Connecticut residents are eligible for the vaccine if they meet the following conditions:
- You are gay, bisexual, or have sex with men, and/or identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, or non-binary
- You have had multiple or anonymous sex partners in the last 14 days
- You are above 18 years old
People are urged to get the vaccine if they are eligible and their partners are showing signs of monkeypox, they recently met partners through social media platforms or large gatherings, or if they have an increased risk for severe disease with HIV or another condition that weakens their immune system.
Those with or without symptoms who have had close contact with someone with known monkeypox in the last 14 days should contact their local health provider. Vaccination is not recommended for individuals who currently have monkeypox. However, the vaccination can be expedited with a referral for those who have recently been in contact with someone with the virus.
See the complete list of clinics across the state slated to open on Monday, August 1:
Anchor Health Initiative | 2200 Whitney Ave., Hamden
Circle Care Center | 618 West Ave., Norwalk
Community Health and Wellness Center | 469 Migeon Ave., Torrington
Community Health Center of Clinton | 114 East Main St., Clinton
Community Health Center of Enfield | 5 N Main St., Enfield
Community Health Center of Middletown | 675 Main St., Middletown
Community Health Center of New London | 5 Shaw’s Cove, New London
Community Health Center of Stamford | 141 Franklin St., Stamford
Fair Haven Community Health Care | 374 Grand Ave., New Haven
Hartford Gay & Lesbian Collective | 1841 Broad St., Hartford
Staywell Health Center | 80 Phoenix Ave., Waterbury
Clinics are also expected to open in the coming week at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England in Bridgeport, Norwich, and Willimantic.
For more information regarding monkeypox, visit the Connecticut DPH’s website.