MPV (Monkeypox)

MPV Vaccine Interest Form:

The MPV vaccine (Jynneos) is in short supply. 
Currently, the following individuals are eligible for MPV vaccination:
•Individuals who have had a significant exposure to MPV (Public health staff can help youdetermine the degree of exposure and vaccination recommendations.)
•Individuals at high risk of exposure to MPV, including:
Gay, bisexual, and other men and transgender individuals who have had sex with men who meet one of the following criteria:
•Have had multiple or anonymous sexual partners in the last 3 months
•Have attended a bathhouse, circuit party, or public sex venue in the last 3 months
•Have had syphilis or gonorrhea in the past year
•Have exchanged sex for drugs or money in the last 3 months
•Have experienced homelessness or incarceration in the last 3 months
•Have used methamphetamines in the prior 3 months
•Belong to a historically marginalized racial minority

What is MPV? (PDF--English and Spanish)

MPV is a disease caused by a virus. MPV  is being reported this year in many countries that do not normally have MPV cases, including the United States. People who get MPV typically recover in 2-4 weeks, but MPV can cause severe illness.

More information: 

MPV in the United States (CDC)

MPV in Washington (Washington State Department of Health)

monkeypox examples

MPV  is not COVID-19. This strain appears to be spreading through close skin-to-skin contact with another person. 

➡️ If you develop a rash that is concerning for MPV, please contact your healthcare provider. 

➡️ If you have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with MPV, please contact Jefferson County Public Health at 360-385-9400

Symptoms of MPV typically include swollen lymph nodes and a rash that can appear anywhere on the body. Sometimes flu-like symptoms are reported as well. MPV is contagious to humans and animals from the start of symptoms until the rash has fully healed. For more information, visit: