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Please click above for a monkeypox vaccination appointment anywhere in Georgia. You can scroll below to see if you are currently eligible. 

We now have a new online centralized scheduling tool to help you locate and register for monkeypox vaccine appointments across Georgia. You may also call the Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line at (888) 457-0186.

Unlike our previous system, you will no longer need to wait one day prior to a District 4 Vaccine Clinic to make an appointment. We will list clinics below as they become available, and you can make an appointment by clicking the “Click Here for Vaccine Appointments” button. Please check back frequently, as we will add new clinics as we receive new shipments of Jynneos vaccine.

Monkeypox Vaccine Availability

Monkeypox vaccine supply is extremely limited across the U.S. but is expected to increase. In District 4 Public Health, we are offering limited appointments in our county health departments and are committed to providing additional appointments as new vaccine shipments arrive.

Note: Appointments are required and are only available to individuals who are 18 and older and are currently considered at high risk for the illness. Vaccines are free, and there is no residency requirement. 

Please bring a copy your completed consent form to your appointment:

Jynneos Vaccine Consent Form
Formulario de Consentimiento – Vacuna Jynneos

 

Vaccination Events

CountyDay of the weekHours of operation
Carroll County Health Department
1004 Newnan Road
Carrollton, GA 30117
Tuesday, August 168:00-11:15 am - 12:30-4:45 pm
Fayette County
140 West Stonewall Avenue, Suite 107
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Wednesday, August 178:30 - 11:30 am - 1:00 -2:45 pm
Henry County
Health Department
135 Henry Pkwy, McDonough, GA 30253
Thursday, August 188:10-11:40 am -
1:00-3:50 pm
Meriwether County
Manchester Health Clinic
300 West Perry St,
Manchester, GA 31816
Tuesday, August 168:15 - 11:45 am
Upson County Health Department
314 E Lee St, Thomaston, GA 30286
Wednesday, August 178:15-11:45 am - 1:00-4:30 pm

 

Individuals currently at high risk

The following are currently eligible for the vaccine (if over 18):

  • Men who have sex with other men (MSM); OR
  • Persons who regularly have close, intimate, or sexual contact with persons who are MSM;

                                                                               AND

  • Individuals who have had 2 or more sexual partners in the last 14 days who are MSM; OR
  • Individuals who have close, intimate, or sexual contact with persons who are MSM.

How monkeypox can spread

  • Monkeypox can spread through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact with an infected person who has symptoms.
    • Brief interactions not involving physical contact are not high risk.
  • The virus can spread through:
    • direct contact with rash, scabs or body fluids of an infected person;
    • respiratory droplets (saliva) during direct and prolonged face-to-face contact with an infected person; and
    • contact with bedding, clothing or other objects that have been contaminated by body fluids or sores of an infected person.

A person with monkeypox can spread it to others from the time symptoms start until the rash has fully healed and a fresh layer of skin has formed. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks.

What to do If you’ve been exposed or think you have monkeypox

  • First and foremost, isolate at home away from others.
  • Then, please call your local health department if you’ve been exposed to monkeypox or are currently experiencing signs and symptoms, particularly red lesions or a pimple-like rash that appears on your face or other parts of your body.
    • You’ll be asked for your contact information so a nurse can call you back by the end of the day.
  • Based on your symptoms and history, the nurse may then need to consult an epidemiologist after your phone screening to determine if you need to be tested.
    • Because of the time involved in this process, we’re unable to accept walk-ins for suspected monkeypox.
    • We will get your contact information so a nurse can call you by the end of the day.

Isolation guidance for persons who are sick and have been told they have monkeypox or are suspected of having monkeypox: Home isolation guidance | Español

 

What are the symptoms

The incubation period (time from infection to symptoms) for monkeypox is usually 7−14 days but can range from 5−21 days.

The illness begins with:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Backache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Exhaustion

Within 1 to 3 days (sometimes longer) after the appearance of fever, the patient develops a rash, often beginning on the face then spreading to other parts of the body.

Lesions progress through the following stages before falling off:

  • Macules
  • Papules
  • Vesicles
  • Pustules
  • Scabs

The illness typically lasts for 2−4 weeks.