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Georgia DPH launches online scheduling tool for monkeypox vaccinations
Monkeypox vaccine

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has debuted an online, centralized scheduling tool and helpline for finding and making monkeypox vaccine appointments, according to an agency press release. 

To schedule an appointment time online, go to dph.ga.gov/monkeypox and click the “Learn More” button under “Find a Vaccine and Register for an Appointment.” People can also call the Vaccine Scheduling Resource Line at (888) 457-0186. 

The scheduling tool lets individuals choose a first or second dose of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine from a dropdown menu. 

Since the monkeypox vaccine supply is still limited, people will be prompted to answer questions that help DPH prioritize getting the vaccine to those who may have been exposed to monkeypox, the agency’s release said. 

The questions follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for administering the monkeypox vaccine.

This tool consolidates locating and scheduling a monkeypox vaccination anywhere in Georgia onto one webpage instead of individual health department websites. Vaccine availability will be updated regularly to reflect the doses Georgia is allocated from the federal government, the release added.

Current CDC data shows 951 total confirmed monkeypox cases in Georgia. 

For more information about monkeypox symptoms and precautions to avoid catching the illness, you can visit dph.ga.gov/monkeypox or https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html.