Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announces Monkeypox vaccination efforts

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava announces Monkeypox vaccination efforts

As monkeypox infection rates increase, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava is announcing that the County will begin offering the monkeypox vaccine to eligible, high-risk residents, in partnership with Nomi Health. A limited number of vaccine appointments will be available to book at starting Wednesday, August 10 at 8 am, or by calling 1-833-875-0900.
Mayor Levine Cava will hold a press conference Wednesday at 12:15 pm, at the monkeypox vaccination site located at 224 23rd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139, to share an update on the County’s efforts to bring more vaccines to Miami-Dade and educate the community about monkeypox.

Demand for the vaccine is currently much greater than existing supply, and the County is working to make vaccines available as fast as new supplies are received.

“Monkeypox is here in Miami-Dade, but we are ready to respond and protect our community,” said Mayor Levine Cava. “The COVID-19 pandemic taught us that we must act as a community to protect ourselves and each other, and we are taking advantage of the lessons learned and the robust infrastructure we still have in place to offer services to those in need of protection against this virus. If you are eligible, we encourage you to get vaccinated against monkeypox and we are working hard alongside all our partners to make more vaccines available in Miami-Dade.”

Miami-Dade County will be offering Jynneos Monkeypox vaccines for high-risk populations – by appointment only – beginning at two sites in Miami Beach and Tropical Park. The County is working to open additional sites as more vaccines become available.

The high-risk groups include:

Laboratory personnel and select health care personnel at high risk for monkeypox
Close contacts of Monkeypox cases
Immunocompromised MSM (men who have sex with men) with HIV (<200 CD4 white blood cells per ml³) Other MSM with a recent history of a sexually transmissible diseases (STD) All other MSM with HIV who had potential exposure To become fully immunized, two doses are needed, with the second dose administered 28 days after the first. People who are not in the high-risk category are asked to only schedule the appointment for their first dose, and they will be contacted to schedule a follow-up appointment for the second dose.