Mpox Vaccine Screening

Find out if you qualify to receive the mpox vaccine in PA

  • Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to receive the mpox vaccine:
    • Those individuals with an exposure confirmed by a public health official or medical provider, or are experiencing symptoms consistent with mpox
    • Individuals who have had a sex partner or other direct contact (skin-to-mucous membranes, lesions, bodily fluids) in the past 14 days with an individual showing symptoms consistent with mpox.
    • Gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men, and/or transgender or gender non-binary persons who are 18 or older with multiple (2+) or anonymous sex partners (s) in the past 14 days AND have attended an event (e.g. rave, sex party, sauna/bathhouse or other social venue), met sex partner(s) through online apps or social media, or exchanged money or other goods/services for sex AND have knowledge/suspicion that they may have been exposed to mpox through one of these activities.
    Additionally, the state has now approved us to move forward with an Initial PrEP Focus. We will to continue to administer the mpox vaccine to the groups outlined above, and have expanded access to the vaccine to include those who meet the following criteria:
    • Gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men; transgender or gender diverse persons who have sex with men; and women who have sex with men who have sex with men AND one of the following
    • have multiple (2+) or anonymous sex partners
    • may be at high risk for severe disease if exposed to mpox, such as individuals living with HIV or another immunocompromising condition
    • are on HIV PrEP
    • have had any newly diagnosed STI in the past 12 months, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis
    • have recently (i.e. in the past 30 days) attended or plan to attend any venue where anonymous sex or sex with multiple partners will occur (e.g. saunas, bathhouses, sex clubs, sex parties, campgrounds) in the next 30 days
    • have met recent (i.e. in the past 30 days) partners with whom they had sexual or other intimate contact, or plan to meet partners with whom they will have sexual or other intimate contact in the in the next 30 days through social media platforms (such as Grindr, Tinder or Scruff), or at venues such as clubs, raves, sex parties, saunas, campgrounds etc.
    • are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity
    • has been determined to be at high risk by a healthcare provider or public health official