Monkeypox vaccine available in SJC, limited to those with direct exposure

(john locher | AP)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 10:27 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The St. Joseph County Health Department has a limited supply of a vaccine to prevent monkeypox.

The Jynneos vaccine is available to Indiana residents who have been exposed through prolonged, close, intimate contact to another person who had a confirmed case of monkeypox.

Potential recipients of the vaccine can only receive it within four days of exposure.

Those who are eligible for a monkeypox vaccine can reach out to the St. Joseph County Department of Health Immunization Clinic at (574) 245-6776.

Individuals with symptoms of monkeypox should contact their primary care provider or visit an urgent care center for services.

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