The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is offering a monkeypox vaccine clinic for eligible members of the UB community from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7 at UB’s new Student Health Services facility, 4350 Maple Road, Amherst. The clinic is open to UB students, faculty, staff, alumni and others at high risk of exposure to monkeypox.
Appointments are strongly recommended; walk-ins are welcome.
Current New York State monkeypox (Jynneos) vaccine eligibility includes the following New Yorkers:
- 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 in 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 who 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.
In addition to UB-hosted clinics, ECDOH is also holding off-campus monkeypox clinics that may be conveniently located for some UB students, faculty and staff.
For a list of these clinics, their locations and schedules, visit ECDOH’s website.