Monkeypox FAQs & Vaccinations

What is Moneypox?

Monkeypox can affect anyone regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Currently, there is an ongoing outbreak among cisgender men and transwomen who have sex with menMonkeypox can spread through prolonged close contact with an infected person. This might include contact with skin lesions or bodily fluids, sharing clothes or other materials that have been used by an infected person, or prolonged face-to-face contact.

The cases to date have all been mild or moderate and no deaths have occurred. Despite recent increases in cases, monkeypox is still considered a very rare infection. Widespread transmission to the broader population is currently considered unlikely.

Symptoms include fever, headache, chills, exhaustion, muscle ache and backache, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash that can look like pimples or blisters and shows up on the face, hands, feet, chest, genitals or inside of the mouth.

Vaccine appointments are available by calling 203-777-7411.

Please bring your insurance information, as applicable.

Getting Vaccinated for Monkeypox

  • Whether or not you are a patient of FHCHC, you can be eligible for the monkeypox vaccine, Jynneos.
  • We are offering it at our location at 374 Grand Avenue in New Haven.
  • At this time, adults 18 and older who live in CT are eligible if they identify as gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men, and/or transgender, gender non-conforming, or gender non-binary individuals who have had multiple and/or anonymous sex partners in the last 14 days.
  • The vaccination series involves two shots, at least 28 days apart.
  • You’ll be given an appointment for the second shot at your first shot appointment.
  • Patients should bring their insurance card (if they have one) and identification to the visit. Care is available regardless of ability to pay.

Vaccine appointments are available by calling 203-777-7411.