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Monkeypox vaccine event at UIC

Vaccines will be available on a first-come, first-served basis Heading link

  • When: Friday, October 14 from 4 until 7 pm
  • Where: UIC Student Center East, Room 713
  • Who: See eligibility criteria below

Sponsored by UIC’s Outbreak Response Team in collaboration with the City of Chicago Department of Public Health.

Eligibility Criteria:

Anyone living in Chicago and Illinois, including students enrolled in Chicago’s universities/colleges, who meet one of the following criteria AND have not previously been infected with MPV, is recommended to complete the two-dose series of MPV JYNNEOS vaccine as recommended:

  • Anyone regardless of sex, gender, or sexual orientation who:
    • Had skin-to-skin or intimate contact (e.g., household members with close physical contact or intimate partners) with someone diagnosed with MPV.
    • Exchanges good or services for sex.
    • Lives with HIV, especially persons with uncontrolled or advanced HIV disease.
    • Are eligible or currently taking PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) to help prevent infection with HIV.
  • Sexually active bisexual, gay and other same gender-loving men, or sexually active transgender individuals. Especially consider getting vaccinated if you:
    • Met recent partners through online applications or social media platforms (such as Grindr, Tinder or Scruff), or at clubs, raves, sex parties, saunas.
    • Were diagnosed with sexually transmitted infection(s) (STI) in past 6 months.

We are still learning about how well the vaccine can protect you. Even after getting vaccinated, you should still take precautions, especially if you are at high-risk for severe illness from monkeypox.