Monkeypox Vaccine


The supply of the monkeypox vaccine is extremely limited at this time. Currently, the monkeypox vaccine is offered by appointment only at specific outreach events, and individuals at high risk of infection are prioritized. Appointments are only available to individuals who are 18 years of age or older, who are not showing any symptoms of monkeypox, and those who fit into one of the specific populations below:

  • People who have been identified by public health officials as a contact of someone with monkeypox 
  • People who are aware that one of their sexual partners in the past 2 weeks has been diagnosed with monkeypox 
  • People who had multiple sexual partners in the past 2 weeks in an area with known monkeypox

Vaccination is not recommended for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of monkeypox. Symptoms include headache, muscle aches and backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, exhaustion, sore throat, nasal congestion, cough, or a rash that may be located on or near the genitals but could also be on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth. 

Individuals that meet eligibility criteria and are interested in receiving a vaccination can register for available appointments via the Georgia Vaccine Registration & Scheduling center:

Visit our Monkeypox Testing page for testing info

Last Updated on August 15, 2022

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