The mpox outbreak in central Ohio is over after no new cases have been reported since December. With our community partners, we have administered over 13,000 doses of the mpox vaccine during the outbreak. Walk-in mpox vaccines are still available at Columbus Public Health.
To receive a vaccine, individuals must be an Ohio resident 18 or older AND meet one of the following criteria:
• Is a sex worker
• Provides sex in exchange for goods or services
• Engages in transactional sex
• Participates in anonymous sex
• Has multiple sex partners
• Had skin-to-skin or intimate contact with someone with suspected or confirmed mpox, including those who have not yet been confirmed by Public Health experts.
Columbus Public Health is distributing the JYNNEOS vaccine, a two-dose series given 28 days apart. Second dose appointments will be scheduled at your first appointment. Columbus Public Health is following FDA guidance related to dosing and intradermal (just under the skin) vaccination.
If you have previously been diagnosed with mpox, you are not eligible to receive a vaccine.
It is recommended to wait four weeks in between receiving the mpox vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccine.
Columbus Public Health is not offering a wait list at this time.
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