Monkeypox Vaccine Registration

Vaccine Eligibility

At this time, the following individuals are eligible to schedule an appointment:

  • Individuals with recent exposure to a suspected or confirmed monkeypox case within the past 14 days.
  • Those at high risk of a recent exposure to monkeypox, including gay men and members of the bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming community and other communities of men who have sex with men and who have engaged in intimate or skin-to-skin contact with others in the past 14 days areas where monkeypox is spreading.
  • Individuals who have had skin-to-skin contact with someone in a social network experiencing monkeypox activity, including men who have sex with men who meet partners through an online website, digital application ("app"), or social event, such as a bar or party.
  • Any individual that may be at risk of future exposure to infection with monkeypox, even though they are not at high risk of a recent exposure to monkeypox.

If eligible based on the above criteria, the following individuals are strongly encouraged to consider vaccination:

  • Your partners are showing symptoms of monkeypox, such as a rash or sores.

  • You met recent partners through online applications or social media platforms (such as Grindr, Tinder or Scruff), or at clubs, raves, sex parties, saunas or other large gatherings.

  • You have a condition that may increase your risk for severe disease if infected with monkeypox virus, such as HIV or another condition that weakens your immune system, or you have a history of atopic dermatitis or eczema.

People With Monkeypox

Vaccination is not recommended for people who have been diagnosed with monkeypox. These individuals will NOT eligible to make an appointment.

Close Contacts of People With Monkeypox

If the Department of Public Health has notified you because you are close contact with someone who has a monkeypox infection, we will automatically provide you an opportunity to be vaccinated. You will not need to schedule an appointment online.

Vaccine Appointments

If you meet the above eligibility criteria, use one of the options below to register. Bring identification with you to your appointment, and if you are insured, your medical insurance card (you will not be charged for the vaccine).

Register For Vaccination - Monroe County Fleet Center

Register For Vaccination - Trillium Health

Walk-in Vaccine Clinic

Walk-in Monkeypox Vaccinations are also available at our Sexual Health Clinic in Bullshead Plaza, located at 855 West Main St., Rochester NY 14611.

Walk in Hours:

  • Monday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

2nd Dose Scheduling

First dose patients must wait at least four weeks before getting a second dose. You will automatically receive an appointment for a second dose, but the date may be postponed depending on vaccine availability or a change in NYS guidance. MCDPH will notify you if we need to modify your appointment.

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