Since the World Health Organization has identified Monkeypox as a global health emergency, the JMU community should be aware of the role the University Health Center (UHC) can play related to this disease.

The UHC can provide the following services related to Monkeypox.

  • Any student who is concerned they have Monkeypox or has been exposed to a known Monkeypox case can be evaluated at the UHC.
  • The UHC can coordinate testing for Monkeypox through LabCorp.
  • The UHC can help coordinate any indicated treatment through consultation with the Central Shenandoah Health Department and/or the CDC.

Where can you find the vaccine?

A limited supply of vaccines are being offered in Virginia to people with certain risk factors that increase their likelihood of becoming exposed to monkeypox. Individuals in the JMU community can now complete an interest form for the monkeypox vaccine, JYNNEOS. The Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD) will begin to vaccinate individuals who may be at higher risk of monkeypox exposure. Interested individuals can fill out this form. You will be contacted when an appointment is available.

Because vaccination supply remains limited, vaccination is not guaranteed by filling out the interest form.

You may also contact with any questions.

If you have questions related to Monkeypox, visit this excellent resource of FAQs provided by the CDC.

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