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Mpox Vaccine: Ordering & Delivery Pause

Mpox Vaccine: Ordering & Delivery Pause

Mpox vaccine deliveries will be paused the week of January 16 through the 20. Deliveries will resume on Wednesday, January 25. Any orders placed prior will not be fulfilled until the week of January 23. Remember to submit an order request by Monday, January 23, at 5pm for your order to be approved.

Mpox Vaccine: Holiday Delivery Pause

Mpox Vaccine: Holiday Delivery Pause

Mpox vaccine deliveries will be paused for the holiday from December 26 to 30. Remember to submit an order request by Monday, December 19, at 5pm, for your order to be approved the week of December 19. The last mpox delivery will be on Wednesday, December 22.

Deliveries will resume in the new year, the week of January 2, 2023!

Mpox Vaccination Update: Intradermal or Subcutaneous Regimen Permitted

Mpox Vaccination Update: Intradermal or Subcutaneous Regimen Permitted

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the CDC have updated the mpox provider agreement to allow for both an intradermal and subcutaneous route of administration to be used for mpox vaccination. There is reported vaccine hesitancy due to concern over possible hyperpigmentation or scarring following intradermal administration. This change highlights that concerns about intradermal administration should not be a barrier to vaccination.

At the height of the outbreak, the intradermal route was preferred because it increased the number of available vaccine doses, while safely providing a similar immune response against mpox. However, mpox providers now have the flexibility to offer the intradermal or subcutaneous regimen based on optimal vaccine use and acceptance, feasibility of administration, and available vaccine supply. Both subcutaneous and intradermal vaccine regimens provide a safe immune response against mpox.

For more information view the CDC’s interim clinical considerations for JYNNEOS.

Thank you for the work you are doing to promote vaccination against mpox in Philadelphia.

View the Mpox Vaccination Program Provider Agreement.

Mpox Website

Mpox Website

The PDPH Mpox website is here! Visit the page for everything you need to offer Mpox vaccine at your site. The page includes information on:

  • Enrolling as a provider
  • Ordering vaccine
  • Vaccine administration
  • Reporting wastage

Visit the Mpox Page

Why the name change?

The World Health Organizations (WHO) announced this week that they are phasing out the use of the term “monkeypox.” The change was prompted by observation of racist and stigmatizing language online, in other settings, and in some communities when the outbreak expanded earlier this year.

In line with the WHO recommendation, the Philadelphia Immunization Program and CDC is phasing out use of the term “monkeypox” and will use the new term “mpox” going forward. This change from the WHO will enhance the U.S. response to mpox by using a less stigmatizing term. We appreciate your understanding as our team works to implement this change throughout the related documents, forms and webpages.

Have questions?

Please contact Kenya Mack, our Adult Coordinator, at Kenya.Mack@phila.gov.

MPOX Eligibility: Anyone At Risk Can Be Vaccinated

MPOX Eligibility: Anyone At Risk Can Be Vaccinated

Monkeypox (mpox) vaccine eligibility has expanded. Anyone who feels they are at risk for acquiring monkeypox is now eligible for vaccination. They do not need to meet any further eligibility criteria. Outreach should continue to those who are most at risk, including gay, bisexual, transgender, other men who have sex with men, or non-binary persons who meet the following criteria:
  • Have had multiple or anonymous sex partners in the past 14 days.
  • Have had any newly diagnosed STI in the past 12 months, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, early syphilis, or HIV.
  • Have recently attended or plan to attend any venue where anonymous sex or sex with multiple partners will occur (e.g. saunas, bathhouse, sex clubs, sex parties).
  • Have met recent partners or plan to meet new partners through social media platforms (such as Grindr, Tinder or Scruff), or at clubs, raves, sex parties, saunas).
In addition, anyone with known close contact (skin-to-skin) with someone with monkeypox in the past 14 days should be vaccinated immediately.
Remember to give your patients a Monkeypox Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) before vaccinating.

Monkeypox Vaccine Deliveries Paused for Thanksgiving

Monkeypox Vaccine Deliveries Paused for Thanksgiving

Monkeypox vaccine deliveries will be paused during the week of Thanksgiving, November 21 – 25, 2022. The last delivery for monkeypox vaccine will be on Monday, November 21. 

Ordering will remain open this week until Thursday, by 5pm. Remember to submit your temperatures to tempcheck@phila.gov and complete a reconciliation of vaccine on hand for your order to be approved.

Click the button below to submit your order request for monkeypox vaccine.

Deliveries for monkeypox vaccine will resume on the week of November 28.

Thank you for keeping Philadelphia safe and healthy! If you have any questions, please contact Kenya Mack at Kenya.Mack@phila.gov

V-Safe for Monkeypox Vaccine: Survey to Assess Promotion Willingness and Perceived Barriers

V-Safe for Monkeypox Vaccine: Survey to Assess Promotion Willingness and Perceived Barriers

The Immunization Safety Office at CDC will soon be going live with a monkeypox module in CDC’s v-safe After Vaccination Health Checker. V-safe is a voluntary smartphone-based system that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized and confidential health check-ins. Participants can tell CDC how they, or their child or dependent, feel after they receive a monkeypox vaccine.Based on the success of v-safe for COVID-19, the CDC has found that promoting and encouraging enrollment at the vaccine delivery site is the best way to make vaccine recipients aware of v-safe. Please fill out this short survey to assess willingness and perceived barriers to promotion of v-safe at your practice.

 

Temperature Reporting for Online Vaccine Ordering

Temperature Reporting for Online Vaccine Ordering

Temperature logs must be submitted on the same day as any order placed for federal vaccine (VFC, VFAAR, flu, COVID-19, or monkeypox)!

Temperature logs are to be uploaded in PhilaVax and emailed to tempcheck@phila.gov. The logs must show that the unit is within the appropriate temperature ranges and that there have been no alarms. This reporting guide can assist you in submitting your DDL temperature files.

For more information on ordering and how to upload your temperature log, please attend the next online ordering training on November 10, 2022 from 10:00AM – 11:00AM EST. Click the link below to register for the training.

If your site uses a privately purchased DDL or cannot upload in PhilaVax, please contact tempcheck@phila.gov.

Thank you for keeping Philadelphia safe and healthy! 

Become a Monkeypox Vaccine Provider

Become a Monkeypox Vaccine Provider 

Does your pharmacy see patients who are at a higher risk of monkeypox infection? If so, please consider becoming a Jynneos vaccine provider and help stop the spread of monkeypox infection. The current patient eligibility guidelines are as follows:
People who meet the following conditions: 
  • Gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, and other men who have sex with men, transgender, or non-binary persons
AND meet one of the following criteria: 
  • Have had multiple or anonymous sex partners in the last 14 days
  • Have had any newly diagnosed STI in the past 12 months, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, early syphilis, or HIV
  • Have recently attended or plan to attend any venue where anonymous sex or sex with multiple partners will occur (e.g. saunas, bathhouses, sex clubs, sex parties)
  • Have met recent partners or plan to meet new partners through social media platforms (such as Grindr, Tinder or Scruff), or at clubs, raves, sex parties, saunas
Additionally, the following people are eligible: 
  • Sex workers (of any sex or gender), and/or
  • Anyone with known close contact (skin-to-skin) with someone with monkeypox in the past 14 days
If your patients are eligible for the monkeypox vaccine, we encourage you to enroll as a Jynneos vaccine provider. The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP) now includes liability coverage for pharmacists for countermeasures against smallpox (variola virus), monkeypox virus, and other orthopoxviruses. Read the monkeypox PREP FAQ.
Note: this vaccine is administered intradermally, and may require some additional training of staff to administer appropriately.
Please complete the enrollment form if your site is interested in offering Jynneos vaccine.
Please reach out to Kenya Mack at Kenya.Mack@phila.gov or Jillian Brown at Jillian.Brown@phila.gov with any questions.