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Monkeypox

Minneapolis VA has a limited supply of JYNNEOS™ monkeypox vaccine. We're offering the vaccine to enrolled Veterans at risk of infection.

Monkeypox testing

If you have symptoms that may be caused by monkeypox (like an unexplained rash), ask your health care provider to help you decide if you should get a monkeypox test. 

Get a list of monkeypox symptoms on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website

Your provider can help you get a test if needed.

Send a secure message to your provider

Vaccine eligibility

In the current outbreak, you may want to get vaccinated if:

  • You might have already been exposed to monkeypox if:
    • You have been identified as a close contact of someone with monkeypox.
    • You learn that one of your sex partners in the past 2 weeks has been diagnosed with monkeypox.
    • You are a man who has had sex with other men, or if you are a transgender or nonbinary person, and in the past 2 weeks you have had:
      • Sex with multiple partners or group sex.
      • Sex at a commercial sex venue (like a sex club or bathhouse).
      • Sex at an event, venue, or in an area where monkeypox transmission is occurring.
  • You might be exposed to monkeypox in the future, if:
    • You are a man who has sex with other men, or if you are a transgender or nonbinary person and in the past 6 months have had any of the following:
      • A new diagnosis of one or more sexually transmitted diseases including acute HIV, chancroid, chlamydia, or gonorrhea
      • More than one sex partner.
    • You are a person who in the past 6 months has had any of the following:
      • Sex at a commercial sex venue (like a sex club or bathhouse)
      • Sex at an event, venue, or in an area where monkeypox transmission is occurring.
    • You are a person whose sexual partner identifies with any of the above scenarios.
    • You are a person who anticipates experiencing any of the above scenarios.

From CDC - Monkeypox Vaccination Basics

If you have questions about your eligibility for the vaccine, please discuss this with your primary care provider.

Appointments

Enrolled Veterans who meet any of the above criteria and would like to receive the monkeypox vaccine can call 612-467-4988 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are scheduled on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.