Public Health

Do I Need a Monkeypox Vaccine?

Talor Bianchini
Talor Bianchini23 Aug 2022
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Throughout the past couple of weeks, there has been an increase in cases of monkeypox, a very rare and dangerous disease. Luckily, an FDA-approved vaccine, JYNNEOS, is used to prevent monkeypox. The vaccine is effective both before and after coming into contact with the virus. So far, the risk of getting monkeypox is still very low in the United States. Therefore, you most likely do not need a monkeypox vaccine.  

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Talor Bianchini

Talor graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Biobehavioral Health, and minors in Spanish and Diversity & Inclusion in May of 2022. She has a passion for health equity and diversity in health. In the future, Talor hopes to work in public health policy reform to help eliminate health disparities. She enjoys reading, cooking, and listening to podcasts in her free time.

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