More than 2,000 appointments are available this weekend to receive the JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine in Chicago, the city’s public health department announced Wednesday.
The following locations will offer the vaccine by appointment:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on August 13 at CDPH MPV Vaccination Clinics at City College:
August 14 at the MPV vaccination clinic organized by RUSH and UIC at the College of Nursing
- MPV Vaccination Clinic, 845 S. Damen Ave., for Illinois residents. Register at uicort.setmore.com.
Additionally, appointments for the MPV vaccine are now available up to six days a week at three CDPH STI Clinics around town by visiting getvaxchi.chicago.gov.
To access the remaining available appointments this week at the CDPH STI clinics, use the following codes:
- Lakeview Clinic, use referral code f0969104
- Austin Clinic, use referral code 2774ae3b
- Roseland Clinic, use referral code fb1c220e
“Our supply of MPV vaccines continues to grow, and we are pleased to open larger clinics to serve even more Chicagoans, while continuing to vaccinate those most at risk to help stop the spread,” said CDPH Commissioner Dr Allison Arwady in a “CDPH works closely with healthcare providers, clinics and community organizations who work with people disconnected from medical services to schedule vaccination appointments. “
Close contacts, including household members with close physical contact or intimate partners, of a person diagnosed with MPV are prioritized for vaccination, regardless of sex, gender or sexual orientation, said Arwady. In addition, the vaccine is available to gay or bisexual men and transgender people 18 years of age and older who:
- Having had multiple or anonymous sex partners, or sex in a social or sexual place, or sex in exchange for money or goods, AND
- Have never been infected with MPV.
For more information on monkeypox, go here Chicago.gov/MPV.