COVID-19 Community Levels Map Update, Feb. 3, 2023: The CDC has listed all eight Connecticut Counties in the Medium/Yellow category.  The Connecticut Department of Public Health recommends that all residents consider wearing a mask in public indoor spaces. People who are at high risk for severe illness should consider additional measures to minimize their exposure to COVID-19 and respiratory illnesses. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.


Please visit covidtests.gov to request four free COVID-19 self-test kits from the Federal Government. Find a location that has a supply of COVID-19 therapeutics as part of the Test to Treat initiative here. The complete DPH COVID-19 toolbox is located at ct.gov/coronavirus.

Information for Mpox Vaccine Providers

The information below is for providers currently partnering with Connecticut Department of Public Health to administer JYNNEOS vaccine as part of the mpox vaccine provider network. Providers not currently in the network but interested in joining should contact DPH via dph.mpox@ct.gov with the subject “Interested in becoming Mpox Vaccine Provider.” Expressed interest does not guarantee participation but all requests will be considered.

 

General mpox vaccine information and a list of current providers can be found on the Mpox Vaccination page.

 

VACCINE PROVIDER MANUAL

 

Guidance for mpox vaccine providers can be found in the Mpox Vaccine Provider Manual (updated 9/26/2022). The manual includes participation requirements, reporting requirements, operations and implementation information, and other helpful resources.

 

MPOX VACCINE PROVIDER UPDATES

 

October 5, 2022 – Mpox Vaccine Provider Update

September 26, 2022 – Mpox Vaccine Provider Update (updated eligibility criteria and updated Provider Manual)

September 21, 2022 – Mpox Vaccine Provider Update
September 14, 2022 – CDC Mpox Provider Agreement and updated Provider Manual

September 9, 2022 – Mpox Vaccine Provider Update

September 7, 2022 – Mpox Vaccine Provider Update

September 1, 2022 – Mpox Vaccine Provider Update 

August 23, 2022 – Mpox Vaccine Provider Update

August 17, 2022 – Mpox Updates

August 12, 2022 - New guidelines on mpox vaccine administration – updated Mpox Vaccine Provider Manual

August 3, 2022 - Mpox Vaccination Updates for Administering Providers

 

 

REGIMEN ADMINISTRATION SITES

 

CDC has updated their JYNNEOS interim considerations to allow administration in more discreet sites, specifically the deltoid and upper back. The forearm remains an acceptable site, but the alternative sites can be used when the forearm is not an option or when a patient has a strong preference for an alternative site. For additional information please visit the CDC website.

MPX Forearm
MPX Back
MPX Deltoid

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

JYNNEOS Vaccine Standing Orders for Administering Vaccine Intradermally: ALTERNATIVE DOSING REGIMEN (Adults in the general population)

JYNNEOS Vaccine Standing Orders for Administering Vaccine Subcutaneously: STANDARD REGIMEN (Adults with certain medical conditions and children)

Intradermal JYNNEOS Mpox Vaccine Fast Facts

JYNNEOS EUA Information and Fact Sheets

Mpox Vaccination Interim Clinical Considerations

 

 

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