CDC is updating webpages with the term "mpox" to reduce stigma and other issues associated with prior terminology. This change is aligned with the recent World Health Organization decision.


Monkeypox Vaccination Basics

Learn the basics about monkeypox vaccination, including who should get vaccinated, where to get vaccinated, cost, and more.

Vaccine Basics
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Monkeypox Vaccines

The JYNNEOS vaccine is approved for prevention of smallpox and monkeypox. It is the primary vaccine being used during this outbreak in the U.S.

The ACAM2000 vaccine is an alternative to JYNNEOS. It is also approved to help protect against smallpox and monkeypox.

Monkeypox Vaccine Locator
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Enter your ZIP code to find locations providing monkeypox vaccines.