The Colorado Department of Public Health will host a mobile monkeypox vaccine clinic on Main Campus on Monday, Sept. 26.
The mobile clinic will provide first and second doses of monkeypox vaccines, which are free.
The clinic, which is staged in an RV, will be parked in the Moby parking lot from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
To ensure a vaccine, please register at https://www.comassvax.org//appointment/en/reg/2146031292.
About monkeypox and monkeypox vaccines
Anyone can develop and spread monkeypox. Monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted disease but is spread through prolonged, close contact. The Colorado Department of Public Health is prioritizing eligibility for a vaccine for individuals who:
- Have had multiple sex partners in the last 14 days.
- Have had sexual partners they did not previously known in the last 14 days.
- Have had close physical contact with other people in a venue where anonymous or group sex may occur.
- Anyone identified by a public health official as having had high risk (prolonged, close) contact with someone with monkeypox.
Cases have disproportionately impacted gay, queer and other men who have sex with men, though anyone of any sexual orientation can develop and spread monkeypox.
For detailed information and criteria for the monkeypox vaccine, please see this advice from the Centers for Disease Control.
Similar to other contagious diseases, anyone identified to have monkeypox may be required by the state’s public health department to take specific steps to help stop the spread to others.
For questions about the vaccine clinic, please contact the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at email@example.com or call (303) 692-2000 or 1-800-886-7689, TDD line for hearing impaired: 711.