Baltimore, Maryland – The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today announced Maryland-Wide Human Monkey Pox (MPX) Immunization Pre-Registration System Allowing Marylanders to sign up to be notified when MPX vaccine opportunities become available.
“This pre-registration system is another step in ensuring that Marylanders have access to tools that will keep them protected from monkeypox in humans,” said MDH Secretary Dennis R. Schrader. . “Maintaining the health and safety of affected residents is our top priority.”
The new vaccine pre-registration system is available 24/7. Those who register through the system and are determined to be eligible for vaccination will be sent an email invitation to make an appointment through their local health department.
To this day, Maryland 14,539 vials received of the JYNNEOS vaccine from the federal government. MDH is working closely with the local health department to administer her 3-5 intradermal injections from each vial. These vaccines are available to eligible individuals in any jurisdiction. The pre-registration system continues MDH’s and local health department’s efforts to provide eligible Marylanders with easier access to opt-in and mitigate the spread of monkeypox.
The Immunization Pre-Registration System is open to Maryland residents who meet one of the following criteria:
- Acknowledges close contact with an MPX patient
- Affected community members who may have been exposed to MPX in the last two weeks
Immunizations to prevent MPX disease are free. Pre-registration is for his first MPX vaccination only. Subsequent dosing is coordinated for each individual by the original dosing provider.
MDH encourages interested Maryland residents to pre-register even if they do not meet current vaccination eligibility criteria. If the number of eligible people expands, we will inform those who have already registered in advance of the vacancy schedule.
person with monkeypox symptoms You should contact your healthcare provider.People who do not have medical institutions or insurance You should contact your local health department.
For additional monkeypox resources, including fact sheets and FAQs, please visit: health.maryland.gov/monkeypox.