Press Releases: DOH Expands Monkeypox Vaccination Eligibility and Experiences 4 Extra Circumstances
Posted August 16, 2022 in Division Newest Information, Press Room
HONOLULU – The Hawaii Division of Well being (DOH) studies 4 further circumstances of monkeypox in Hawaii and expands eligibility for JYNNEOS vaccination for monkeypox prevention.
“As extra doses of vaccine change into out there, we’re increasing vaccine eligibility to communities which were disproportionately affected by this outbreak and to people who find themselves susceptible to extreme sickness,” mentioned Deputy State Epidemiologist, Dr. Nathan Tan. “Whereas the chance to most Hawaiians stays low, we encourage all eligible people to get vaccinated to forestall additional transmission and defend our group.”
Circumstances in Hawaii
The DOH has recognized 4 further circumstances of monkeypox:
- An Oʻahu resident whose case is said to journey exterior of Hawaii
- An Oʻahu resident whose case is said to beforehand reported circumstances
- An Oʻahu resident whose case continues to be below investigation
- A non-resident who was identified on Kaua’i and whose case is said to journey exterior of Hawaii
This brings the overall variety of circumstances reported in Hawaii from June three to June 16. DOH continues to conduct contact tracing and follow-up on all reported circumstances.
The JYNNEOS vaccine is accessible all through the state of Hawaii.‘i residents over the age of 18. Expanded immunization eligibility consists of:
- Shut contact prior to now 14 days with an individual with identified or suspected monkeypox an infection;
- Homosexual, bisexual, and different males who’ve intercourse with males and transgender individuals who have a number of or nameless sexual companions;
- Individuals with extreme immunocompromise (eg, poorly managed or superior HIV an infection, lively most cancers therapy, high-dose steroids) or sure pores and skin situations, akin to eczema; And who’ve a family member or sexual accomplice at excessive threat for monkeypox.
The DOH and well being care suppliers in every county who attain immediately these most susceptible to publicity to monkeypox proceed to vaccinate eligible people. People eligible for vaccination can schedule an appointment by contacting:
|Hawaii Division of Well being
Telephone: (808) 586-4462
On-line: well being.hawaii.gov/docd/mpxvax
Nope‘residents also can name (808) 241-3495
Telephone: (808) 871-7772
|Complete Well being Heart Price Waianae
Telephone: (808) 427-0442
|Oahu (websites on Waianae and Kapolei)|
|Hawaii Well being and Hurt Discount Heart
Telephone: (808) 521-2437
|Oahu (website in Honolulu)
To accommodate the expanded eligibility standards, the DOH is providing the vaccination on Oʻahu on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on the Blaisdell Heart. Vaccination shall be by appointment solely; appointments could be scheduled on-line at well being.hawaii.gov/docd/mpxvax or by telephone at (808) 586-4462.
DOH has obtained roughly 2,800 doses of JYNNEOS and continues to use to the federal authorities for the complete allocation for Hawaii. Greater than 1,00zero doses have been administered.
JYNNEOS is a collection of two doses given roughly 4 weeks aside. The vaccine could be given between the layers of the pores and skin, just like the TB pores and skin check, or below the pores and skin. Each routes of administration present the identical excessive stage of safety.
Monkeypox is unfold primarily by shut and intimate contact with bodily fluids, materials from accidents, or gadgets utilized by somebody with monkeypox. Monkeypox could be unfold by massive respiratory droplets. These droplets usually can’t journey various ft, so extended contact is required.
Nationwide, present circumstances are spreading primarily among the many social networks of homosexual, bisexual, and different males who’ve intercourse with males. In Hawaii, at the very least a number of the circumstances have been reported amongst homosexual or bisexual males. Nonetheless, anybody who has shut contact with somebody with monkeypox is susceptible to changing into contaminated, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identification.
Exams and therapy
Individuals with signs of monkeypox, together with flu-like signs, swollen lymph nodes, or new or unexplained rashes or sores, ought to contact their well being care supplier immediately. Testing and therapy can be found by well being care suppliers.
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