PHILADELPHIA—In response to the ongoing 2022 monkeypox outbreak, the accompanying vaccine shortages, and changes in methods of being vaccinated, the Health Department is introducing the Monkeypox Vaccine Interest Form as a more efficient way for people to express interest in receiving the vaccine. Health Commissioner, Dr. Cheryl Bettigole acknowledges that, “so far, it has been difficult for people who may be exposed to monkeypox to get vaccinated. However, today, Philadelphia is receiving more vaccine and more providers can give it, and we hope to start vaccinating more people than ever before and work to contain this outbreak.”

In order to facilitate greater access to monkeypox vaccine, the Health Department has published a website where you can register your interest in getting vaccinated. By filling out the Monkeypox Vaccine Interest Form online, your eligibility to be vaccinated will be determined.
Those who are eligible will be contacted to set up an appointment. Appointments will be set to ensure that vaccine is given out in the most equitable manner. If you don’t immediately get an appointment, your name will be added to a list to be invited in the future when more vaccine appointments are available, or you become eligible.

The Vaccine Interest Form is available in English and Spanish. People who do not want to, or cannot, complete it online, or need assistance in other languages can call (215) 685-5488 and a Health Department call taker will complete it for you.