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.
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 1st and 2nd doses of the Jynneos vaccine if they meet at least one of the risk criteria below:
- Individuals who had direct physical contact with someone confirmed to have MPX
- Individuals notified by another health department or facility that they have had direct physical contact with someone who has tested positive for MPX
- Gay, bisexual and other men or trans people who have sex with men, who have recently had more than 1 sexual partner
- Sex workers or anyone who engages in transactional or survival sex
- Individuals who attended an event or venue where a person contagious with monkeypox was at the event or venue and had direct physical contact with other people there
How to Access Vaccine
Eligible patients can schedule a vaccine appointment by calling (833) 437-1830, Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm. Appointment availability remains limited due to supply. Additional appointments will open as vaccine supply increases. For additional information and updates, patients may visit the Sutter Health MPX Webpage. If you are eligible and unable to get an appointment, please call your healthcare provider.
- Call your healthcare provider to find out if you are eligible to receive the Jynneos vaccine.