Talk With Your Health Care Provider
If you think you have monkeypox or may be at risk for infection, contact your provider to discuss risks and benefits of vaccination.
Tell your vaccination provider if you, or the person getting the vaccine:
- Has had an allergic reaction after a previous dose of smallpox vaccine, or has any severe, life-threatening allergies
- Has a weakened immune system
- Is pregnant or believe they might be pregnant or is breastfeeding
In some cases, your health care provider may decide postponing routine (pre-exposure) smallpox/monkeypox vaccination with JYNNEOS™ until a future visit.
Individuals with minor illnesses, such as a cold, may be vaccinated. Individuals who are moderately or severely ill should usually wait until they recover before getting a routine (pre-exposure) dose of JYNNEOS™.
If you have been recommended by your provider to receive JYNNEOS™ due to an exposure to monkeypox virus, you should be vaccinated regardless of concurrent illnesses, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weakened immune system.