Office of Student Life

Student Health Services

Mpox Vaccination

Days of Availability

  • Monday, December 5 at 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Monday, December 12 at 1 – 4 p.m.

How to Schedule

  • Phone 614-292-4321
  • Online via My BuckMD 
    • To schedule online, select one of these appointment types:
      • Vaccine Clinic - Mpox

Eligibility

In alignment with Columbus Public Health eligibility criteria, students must be 18 or older AND attest that they meet at least one of the following criteria in order to receive an Mpox vaccine:

Anyone who identifies as:

  • A gay man
  • A bisexual man
  • A pansexual man
  • A queer man
  • A man who has sex with men (MSM)
  • Transgender
  • Non-binary
  • Gender non-conforming

OR

Anyone who: 

  • Is a sex worker
  • Provides sex in exchange for goods or services
  • Engages in transactional sex
  • Participates in anonymous sex
  • Has multiple sex partners
  • Had skin-to-skin or intimate contact with someone with suspected or confirmed monkeypox, including those who have not yet been confirmed by Public Health experts.

Vaccination Type

  • The JYNNEOS vaccine is approved for prevention of smallpox and mpox. It is the primary vaccine being used in the U.S. during this outbreak.
  • The JYNNEOS vaccine is given as a two-dose series. The two doses should be given 28 days apart.
  • CDC recommends getting both doses of JYNNEOS vaccine. The level of protection provided by only one dose is not known.
  • You are considered vaccinated against mpox 14 days after you receive your second vaccine dose.
  • See more information at JYNNEOS Vaccine | Mpox | Poxvirus | CDC

Registration and Billing

  • Upon arrival, patients should register at the ground floor registration desk
  • The Mpox vaccine is available at no cost to the recipient
  • Patients’ insurance will only be billed for the injection of the vaccine, and you can choose to pay for the cost of the injection ($35) out of pocket.

Other Vaccine Distribution Sites

The Mpox Vaccine is available in limited quantities at Columbus Public Health, Equitas Health and Central Outreach. Most providers offer appointments on a week by week basis, so it may be necessary to regularly check their websites for availability.

 For More Information

Mpox | Safe and Healthy Buckeyes (osu.edu)

Mpox Vaccination Basics | Mpox | Poxvirus | CDC