Monkeypox Testing and Vaccine Info
Appointments to discuss concerns regarding monkeypox are available now at Health Services and testing is available when appropriate.
The CDC advises that people who have been exposed to monkeypox be given the vaccine to prevent them from developing the disease. This is called post-exposure prophylaxis. (PEP). PEP is most effective when administered within 4 days of exposure. If given between 4-14 days after the date of exposure, vaccination may help reduce symptoms, but may not prevent the infection from developing.
- If you have been contacted by a public health worker because you are a known close contact of someone with diagnosed monkeypox, they will guide you on how to obtain a post-exposure vaccine
- Vaccines for prevention of monkeypox for individuals who have had exposure or feel they are at high risk for exposure are available by appointment only at the following NJ locations:
- Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Annex 2 (white tent structure), 230 East Ridgewood Ave, Paramus: www.newbridgehealth.org
- Cooper Vaccine & Testing Clinic, Cooper University Hospital, 300 Broadway, Camden. (At the intersection of Broadway and MLK Boulevard. Entrance off of MLK Boulevard. Follow the signs; do not drive into the parking garage.) 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: https://my.cooperhealth.org/mychart/authentication/login
- 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