Monkeypox vaccine for people most at risk

WA Health has secured a limited amount of the JYNNEOS vaccine to protect against monkeypox. More supply is expected to arrive in WA this month, and in 2023.

The vaccine is available for people most at risk of getting monkeypox – see HealthyWA for the most up-to-date eligibility criteria.

Widespread vaccination is not currently recommended due to the very low risk of infection for the general population.

As more vaccines become available in October 2022, the eligibility criteria will expand, allowing more people access to the vaccine.

People can register their interest to receive a monkeypox vaccine via VaccinateWA. They will be contacted if they are eligible, or when they become eligible, to book in for their vaccine.

Alternatively, selected health clinics are also administering the vaccine – clinic names and contact details can be found on HealthyWA.