Santa Cruz County Public Health has received the Jynneos vaccine from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for preventative use in people who are at high risk because they were notified of an exposure within the past 14 days.
The Jynneos vaccine is for preventative use only and is a two-dose vaccine that is administered 28 days apart and has been approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration for safe and effective monkeypox prevention.
Vaccine supplies are limited, however we are expecting new allocations of the Jynneos vaccine to arrive regularly.
We are working with healthcare systems to expand the locations of vaccines to their members and patients, while ensuring an equitable distribution to people who are uninsured, disconnected from care, or are from underserved communities.
Currently, Santa Cruz County residents are eligible for a Jynneos vaccine if they are:
- Identified as a close contact of someone who has monkeypox
- Received a notification from a venue or event of a potential exposure to someone who has monkeypox
- A laboratory worker who routinely handles monkeypox virus samples for diagnosis or testing purposes or any clinician who has a high-risk occupational exposure
- Individuals with certain risk factors which makes them more likely to have been recently exposed, including gay and bisexual men, transgender men, and transgender women.
If you think you may be eligible for the vaccine, call your healthcare provider.
How to Access Vaccine
- Call your healthcare provider to find out if you are eligible to receive the Jynneos vaccine.