CDPH to host monkeypox vaccine clinics this weekend

Wed. August 10, 2022 2:41 PM by News Staff

cdph to host monkeypox vaccine clinics this weekend

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Monkeypox vaccine available this weekend at select locations by appointment

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) will hold monkeypox (MPV) vaccine clinics at several clinics across the city this weekend.

“Our MPV vaccine supply continues to increase, and we are pleased to be opening up larger clinics to serve even more Chicagoans, while still working to vaccinate those at highest risk to help stop the spread,” said CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D.

More than 2,000 appointments are available this weekend, by appointment only at these locations:

CDPH MPV Vaccination Clinics at City College locations on Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

     - Kennedy King College (6301 S. Halsted St.), and use the voucher code 813MPV

     - Malcolm X College (1900 W. Jackson Blvd.), and use the voucher code 813MPV

MPV Vaccination Clinic hosted by RUSH and UIC at the College of Nursing (845 S. Damen Ave., Chicago, 60612) on Sunday, August 14 for Illinois residents, register at

Additionally, MPV vaccine appointments are now available up to 6 days per week at three CDPH STI Clinics around the city by visiting .To access remaining available appointments this week, use the following codes:

     - Lakeview Clinic, use referral code f0969104

     - Austin Clinic, use referral code 2774ae3b

     - Roseland Clinic, use referral code fb1c220e

CDPH said eligibility for the shot may change over time, but currently close contacts (e.g., household members with close physical contact or intimate partners) of someone diagnosed with monkeypox are prioritized for vaccination regardless of sex, gender, or sexual orientation.

The vaccine is not currently recommended for the general public, including same gender loving men who do not have one of the additional risk criteria. The full course of vaccine consists of 2 doses given at least 4 weeks apart. It takes about 2 weeks for the first dose to take full effect.

For more information about MPV, visit