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Acute Communicable Disease Program

Monkeypox

This page contains data about monkeypox cases, vaccine distribution, and the amount of vaccine available to the City. We update the data every Monday.

Right now, there’s an outbreak of monkeypox in the United States. Monkeypox is mostly spreading through close, personal contact. A pregnant person can also pass monkeypox to a fetus.

So far, most cases have been among gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, and men who have sex with men. But, anyone can get monkeypox.

This page covers our data on cases and vaccine distribution. See our latest updates for information on the virus and to find out if you’re eligible for the vaccine.

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Case counts

Monkeypox cases in Philadelphia as of August 8, 2022

Total monkeypox cases* CDC-confirmed monkeypox cases
128 22

*This includes everyone who is considered to have monkeypox. Learn more about the criteria for presumed monkeypox cases.


Vaccine dose distribution

Vaccine dose distribution as of August 8, 2022

Total doses administered Doses received to date in Philadelphia Doses given to providers Doses available (until next delivery)
2,409 5,045 1,500 1,136

Vaccine ordering capacity

National vaccine distribution

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is releasing monkeypox vaccine in three waves. This strategy will send doses to the areas with the highest case rates first. The three waves are:

  • Wave 1 — As of July 29, jurisdictions can order up to 40% of their allocated doses.
  • Wave 2 — As of August 15, jurisdictions can order another 30% of their allocated doses. They must provide data to show how many doses have been given.
  • Wave 3 — The last 30% of the allocated doses depend on CDC review. This will include the status of the outbreak and vaccine administration data.

Jurisdictions can also get special access to their Wave 3 doses. To order these doses early, they must show that 90% of their doses from Waves 1 and 2 went to the intended population.

Vaccine ordering capacity as of August 8, 2022

Doses received in Philadelphia Total doses promised by U.S. government Doses currently on order Doses that can be ordered on August 15 Doses that can be ordered pending CDC review
5,045 3,612 0 1,806 1,806


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