Should I get vaccinated?

Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is directing the distribution of all JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine in Tennessee. The vaccine is distributed to regional and county health departments only on an as-needed basis and currently can only be given to the following:

1. Individuals with a known contact/exposure to monkeypox identified through public health interviews during the prior 14 days

2. Individuals who might have been exposed to mpox in the past 14 days, including if they:

  • Are aware that a sexual partner was diagnosed with mpox in the past 14 days
  • Have had multiple sexual partners in the past 14 days

3. Gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men (MSM), and/or transgender, gender-nonconforming or gender non-binary individuals who report any of the following in the last 90 days:

  • Having multiple sex partners or anonymous sex
  • Being diagnosed with a sexually-transmitted infection (STI)
  • Receiving medications to prevent HIV infection (HIV PrEP)
Tennessee Department of Health vaccine information

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1. What is mpox (monkeypox)?
2. Is mpox deadly?
3. Who is at risk for mpox?
4. What are the symptoms of mpox?
5. How is mpox spread?
6. Should I get vaccinated?
7. Where can I get vaccinated?
8. What are the treatments for mpox?
9. What if I have an adverse reaction to the vaccine?
10. Where can I get tested?