Here's the Sept. 1st NYC update for anyone here trying to get more information - also they are releasing more first doses at 4 PM today so please call or use the website to schedule ASAP.
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
September 1, 2022
To get text alerts in English about vaccination appointments and other MPV updates for NYC, text “MONKEYPOX” to 692-692. For alerts in Spanish, text “MONKEYPOXESP” to 692-692. The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (Health Department) Twitter account (@nychealthy) also provides information on when vaccination appointments become available.
For updated guidance and information, visit nyc.gov/monkeypox. Update on MPV vaccination
See the latest NYC Health Department press release for more information on second doses, expansion of vaccine eligibility, new first dose appointments, and walk-in appointments.
NYC will begin making second doses of the MPV vaccine available by appointment only. People who received their first dose at least 10 weeks earlier will be notified by email or text that they are eligible for their second doses so that they can make appointments online or by phone. Second doses will only be available at least 10 weeks after the first dose and not earlier.
Expansion of vaccine eligibility
Starting immediately, NYC will open eligibility to sex workers and anyone engaging in survival sex or any other type of transactional sex (for example, sex in exchange for shelter, food, money, and other goods) of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
New first dose appointments and walk-in appointments
On Friday, September 2 at 4pm, 8,000 new first dose appointments will be open. NYC will also begin welcoming walk-ins for first doses at City-run sites, though making an appointment in advance, by going to at vax4nyc.nyc.gov/monkeypox or by calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829- 4692), is still recommended. The city’s Vaxfinder will indicate which sites offer walk-ins.
Intradermal vaccine administration
To make more doses available, the federal government has mandated the vaccine now be given intradermally, meaning between the layers of the skin. This method allows us to get four to five times more doses from the same amount of supply. Evidence has shown this approach will provide similar protection as subcutaneous injections, which are given below the skin. See *UPDATED* JYNNEOS Vaccine for Monkeypox: Frequently Asked Questions for more information, including intradermal administration of the vaccine.
Visit nyc.gov/monkeypox to learn more about the vaccine, vaccine eligibility, where you can get vaccinated, and when appointments are available.
Update on MPV in NYC
As of August 29, 2022, there are 3,019 cases of MPV in NYC. Anyone, no matter their age, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, or any other factor, is at risk of getting and spreading MPV. For a detailed breakdown of MPV cases in NYC, visit the NYC Health Department’s Monkeypox Data webpage.