Monkeypox (Mpox) Vaccine
Page last updated 6/6/2023.
Text COSD MONKEYPOX to 468-311.
Get text updates about mpox from the County. Text COSD MONKEYPOX to 468-311. (Phone users: tap to create the message)
Get your Mpox vaccine from a provider near you. Contact your healthcare provider or visit MyTurn.ca.gov to schedule an appointment for your no-cost vaccine.
Click here for a list of County coordinated vaccination sites.
While there is currently adequate vaccine supply, vaccine providers
can offer vaccine to any patients who may be at risk. Persons who
request vaccination should receive it without having to attest to
specific risk factors.
The following is a list of County-coordinated vaccination sites. Please visit the Mpox Vaccinations Schedule webpage for more information.
- Central Region Public Health Center (San Diego)*
University Ave., 92105
- 5202 University Ave., 92105
- East Public
Health Center (El Cajon)*
- 367 N. Magnolia Ave, 92020
- North Central Public Health Center (San Diego)*
- 5055 Ruffin Rd., 92123
- North Coastal
Live Well Health Center (Oceanside)*
- 1701 Mission Ave., 92058
- North Coastal Public Health Center
- 3609 Ocean Ranch Blvd., 92056
- North Inland Public Health Center (Escondido)*
- 649 W. Mission Ave, 92025
* Point of Dispensing (POD) County Regional Sites
How can I schedule my second dose of mpox vaccine?
Individuals may book an appointment at www.MyTurn.ca.gov or through their healthcare provider.
Please continue to check our website, at www.sandiegocounty.gov/monkeypoxsd, and sign up for text alerts by texting COSD Monkeypox to 468-311, for updated information about vaccine availability.
If I had the smallpox vaccine, am I protected from mpox?
- Mpox and smallpox are in the same family of viruses.
- According to the CDC, since mpox is closely related to the virus that causes smallpox, the smallpox vaccine can protect you from getting mpox.
However, if you have been exposed to mpox and it has been three years or more since your smallpox vaccine, you should obtain the mpox vaccine. The Jynneos vaccine has been FDA-approved for mpox.
How are vaccine doses allocated to local health jurisdictions (LHJ) in California?
The CDPH allocates a certain number of doses per LHJ, based on certain criteria, which are used to distribute the limited number of mpox vaccines to LHJs.
Click here for additional FAQs about mpox.
- JYNNEOS vaccine is approved for the prevention of mpox and smallpox disease.
- The standard regimen for JYNNEOS involves a subcutaneous route of administration with an injection volume of 0.5mL. In the context of the current national Public Health Emergency, an alternative regimen involving intradermal administration with an injection volume of 0.1mL may be used under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
- People can be vaccinated after exposure to mpox virus to help prevent mpox disease (i.e., post-exposure prophylaxis).
- No data are currently available on the clinical efficacy or effectiveness of JYNNEOS vaccines in the current outbreak.
- Because there are limitations in our knowledge about the effectiveness of these vaccines in the current outbreak, people who are vaccinated should continue to take steps to protect themselves from infection by avoiding close, skin-to-skin contact, including intimate contact, with someone who has mpox.
- Globally and in the United States, supply of JYNNEOS vaccine is currently limited, although more is expected in the coming weeks and months. In the United States, there is a large supply of ACAM2000, but this vaccine has more side effects and contraindications. Hence, it will not be used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- For more information:
Route of Administration
Recommended Interval between
People age ≥18 years
People age <18 years
People of any age with history of developing keloid formation
Data are preliminary and subject to change
Note: Effective 1/10/2023, Mpox vaccine total and demographic graph will be updated on the first Tuesday of each month.
San Diego County Residents Vaccinated with at Least One
Dose of Jynneos Vaccine
14,910Data as of June 5, 2023
Data as of: June 5, 2023
Updated: June 6, 2023
Note: Effective 1/12/23, the Cumulative Vaccine Summary and Vial Allocation by Phase are no longer being updated as providers directly may order vaccines from myCAvax.
- View the latest Cumulative Vaccine Summary with data through January 9, 2023.
- View the latest Mpox (Jynneos) Vaccine Vial Allocation by Phase report, with data through January 10, 2023.
For more information, contact the Epidemiology Unit at (619) 692-8499 or send us an e-mail.