Monkeypox

We are concerned about rising cases of monkeypox in NYC. Monkeypox in NYC is currently spreading primarily among men who have sex with men, and the vaccine is important, especially for those who may have been exposed. Getting vaccinated after a recent exposure reduces the chance of getting monkeypox, and it can reduce symptoms if you do get it. If you’re at risk, visit this dedicated NYC Health webpage to learn more.

Governor Hochul has announced that 100,000 doses of the Monkeypox vaccine will be arriving in New York soon – with 80,000 of these reserved for NYC. As soon as these become available, you can sign up for the vaccine in two ways:

If you’re in New Jersey or are able to travel to New Jersey, the Jynneos vaccine is currently available in Newark, NJ without an appointment here:

North Jersey Community Research Initiative
393 Central Ave
Newark, NJ
973-483-3444

It is a short Uber ride from Newark Broad station (4 min drive) or Newark Penn Station (9 min drive).

  • To get real time alerts on the availability of monkeypox vaccine in NYC, text MONKEYPOX to 692692. (Para español: MONKEYPOXESP)

We are disturbed that it has been a struggle to get adequate vaccines to NYC. We are grateful that some of our LGBTQ elected officials have been aggressively (and successfully!) advocating to procure more vaccines for our communities, especially CBST’s City Council member Erik Bottcher (District 3) and CBST member NY State Senator Brad Hoylman (District 27).