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The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is ensuring a robust, public health response to the monkeypox (MPX) outbreak that aligns with our goals toward health equity and supports communities most affected by the virus. Vaccines are the best protection from MPX and one of the key strategies to lower the spread of the virus. We continue to work to distribute the vaccines to those who need it as quickly and as equitably as possible.
Beginning Tuesday, September 6, SFDPH, community health partners and health providers will expand eligibility for Jynneos vaccine to all gay, bisexual, trans people, and men or trans people who have sex with men or trans people.
Also, SF vaccine sites will move forward with providing the second dose of the Jynneos vaccine to people who are at least 28 days from receiving their first dose. In San Francisco, this will also begin on Tuesday, September 6. This is in alignment with other Bay Area counties, some of whom are beginning second doses this week.
Individuals that are eligible and seek a second dose should contact a health care provider. At this time, there are multiple health systems and clinics that have vaccine appointments available. If your primary healthcare provider does not yet carry the vaccine, please visit sf.gov/mpx to find locations and schedule an appointment.
All healthcare providers will continue to administer first doses and ensure that a percentage of vaccines dedicated to first doses. Additionally, the majority of second doses will be available by appointment only, as vaccine remains limited.
SFDPH, healthcare and community partners continue to work with are state and federal partners to obtain more vaccines. Last week, San Francisco received 8,000 doses. San Francisco is expecting to receive 13,000 doses in the next allotment. More than 95% of doses received through August 26 have been administered.
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City and County of San Francisco