Two additional vaccination sites for monkeypox have been added in Camden and Bergen counties, joining the three other community sites announced last week, according to an announcement from the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH).
As of Thursday, the DOH said there were 109 probable and confirmed cases of the virus in New Jersey.
Residents without a confirmed exposure who believe they may have been exposed or are at high risk for having been exposed to monkeypox in the past 14 days are eligible for vaccinations of the two-dose regimen for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis. Anyone with a known exposure within the past 14 days should contact their health care provider or local health department regarding testing and vaccine eligibility. Local health departments will continue to conduct contact tracing and offer the JYNNEOS vaccine to anyone identified as a close contact.
The new vaccination locations include:
- Camden County:
- Cooper Vaccine & Testing Clinic, Cooper University Hospital, 300 Broadway, Camden.
- Appointment only: call 856-968-7100, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., or go online at any time through MyCooper at https://my.cooperhealth.org/mychart/authentication/login [my.cooperhealth.org] [t.e2ma.net]
- Bergen County:
- Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Annex 2 (white tent structure), 230 East Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652
- Appointment only via www.newbridgehealth.org [newbridgehealth.org] [t.e2ma.net]
The two sites join three other community partner sites announced last week:
- Hyacinth AIDS Foundation/Project Living Out Loud!, Jersey City: 201-706-3480
- The Prevention Resource Network, a program of the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, Asbury Park: 732-502-5100
- North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI), Newark: 973-483-3444, ext. 200
- Bergen County:
“Our administration continues to take monkeypox seriously and is doing everything we can to protect New Jersey residents from this virus,” Gov. Phil Murphy said. “Opening these two additional locations will help improve access to the vaccine for eligible individuals who are at greatest risk of exposure at this time. We will continue to advocate for an equitable allocation of vaccine doses from the federal government so that we can safeguard the health of our community members during this outbreak.”
For more information on monkeypox visit: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/monkeypox.shtml [t.e2ma.net] or https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html [t.e2ma.net].
For a directory of New Jersey local health departments, visit: www.nj.gov/health/lh/documents/LocalHealthDirectory.pdf [t.e2ma.net].