Cooper Hospital to begin monkeypox vaccinations by appointment

(Camden, NJ) – Beginning Friday, July 29, Cooper University Hospital Camden will begin administering monkeypox vaccines to residents with no confirmed exposures who believe they have been exposed or are at high risk of having been exposed. to the virus.

Because the vaccine supply is very limited, vaccines will only be available to New Jersey residents meeting specific state Department of Health requirements, including those with known or suspected exposure to monkeypox. or those at high risk of having been exposed to monkeypox in the past 14 days. The monkeypox vaccine requirements are as follows:

  • People who attended an event where a known exposure to monkeypox occurred in the past 14 days
  • People who identify as gay, bisexual or men who have sex with men and/or transgender, gender non-conforming or gender non-binary and have a history of multiple or anonymous sexual partners in the past 14 days
  • People with weakened immune systems
  • People with a history of atopic dermatitis or eczema
  • People who have known contact with someone who tested positive for orthopoxvirus or monkeypox virus in the past 14 days

“As Camden County has now identified four probable cases of monkeypox, it is reassuring to know that we will have another vaccination site to help combat the spread of this disease,” said Paschal Nwako, Chief Health Officer and Camden County Public Health Coordinator. “Even with this additional resource, we still need everyone to continue to exercise caution when interacting with people outside your household and stay aware of any symptoms. These symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, chills, and a pimple or blister like rash.

The Cooper Vaccine & Testing Clinic is located at Cooper University Hospital, 300 Broadway, Camden New Jersey, at the intersection of Broadway and MLK Boulevard.

These vaccines will be administered by appointment only Monday to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. [my.cooperhealth.org]

“We appreciate the work of the State Department of Health to contain the spread of monkeypox and we are pleased to be able to contribute to this important effort to protect the communities we serve in South Jersey,” said Joseph. Montella, chief medical officer of Cooper University Health Care. .

Additional locations for monkeypox vaccines by appointment include:

  • Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Annex 2 (white tent structure), 230 East Ridgewood Ave., Paramus: www.newbridgehealth.org
  • Hyacinth AIDS Foundation/Living Out Loud! Project, Jersey City: 201-706-3480
  • North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI), Newark: 973-483-3444, ext. 200
  • The Prevention Resource Network, a program of the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, Asbury Park: 732-502-5100

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