You may have learned that San Francisco is running extremely low on doses of the monkeypox vaccine (Jynneos) with some sites administering vaccines running out yesterday and others by the end of this week. SFDPH has urgently requested additional doses of Jynneos from federal supplies and is waiting to hear how much the next allocation will be and when it will arrive in San Francisco.
SFDPH will continue to keep the public updated on vaccine supplies, and other resources such as testing and treatment, that are essential to curbing the spread of this disease and protecting people.
For more information on monkeypox in SF, including case counts, vaccine locations and health guidance go to: sf.gov/monkeypox.
What is Monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a viral disease that can make you sick. One symptom includes a rash, which may look like pimples or blisters, often with an earlier flu-like illness.
Monkeypox is spread through close skin-to-skin contact including:
- Kissing, cuddling, and sex
- Direct contact with infectious rash, scabs, body fluids, or related objects/fabrics
How can I protect myself and my partners?
Look for signs or symptoms of a rash and stay home if you feel sick.
Don’t share bedding or clothing with someone who has monkeypox.
Cover exposed skin and rashes in crowds or parties.
Contact your healthcare provider if you know or are concerned that you’ve been exposed.
If you do not have a provider, you can contact SF City Clinic at 7th Street San Francisco (628-217-6600) or Strut
located at 470 Castro Street (415-581-1600).
Visit the city website to learn more about monkeypox: sf.gov/monkeypox.
Who Should Get Vaccinated?
- People identified as a close contact of someone who has monkeypox (suspected or confirmed)
- Self-reported as a close contact of someone who has monkeypox (suspected or confirmed)
- Notified by a venue or event of potential exposure to someone who has monkeypox (suspected or confirmed)
- Laboratory workers who routinely handles monkeypox virus samiples for diagnosis or testing purposes or any clinician who has a high-risk occupational exposure
ALERT: As of Wednesday, July 13, SF’s monkeypox vaccine supplies are running low. ZSFG’s monkeypox drop-in clinic will close after Wednesday, July 13 until new supplies arrive. Other sites are working through remaining appointments and are expected to run out soon, likely by the end of the week on July 15.
We’re In This Together
We want to collaborate with our local communities and support one another. Contact the SFDPH Monkeypox Community Team to request more information on monkeypox for your organization or community group (Se habla español). If you want to partner and/or host an informational meeting or Town Hall event, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.