MONKEYPOX VACCINE, TESTING, AND TREATMENT INFORMATION

Last updated July 27, 2022.

Monkeypox Vaccine

  • We have an extremely limited supply of JYNNEOS vaccine. The vaccination is a two- dose series separated by 4 weeks. The timeframe for second doses is likely to be longer than 4 weeks due to limited supply. This is an attenuated, non-replicating live virus vaccine for use in adults 18+ years old.
  • The vaccine is being allocated to high-risk groups:
    • Persons with close contact with person with known monkeypox infection.
    • Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered men who have sex with men who have the following risk factors:
      • Multiple sex partners in the last 3 months
      • Recent history of gonorrhea or early syphilis
      • Recent methamphetamine use
      • Group or public-sex-venue encounters
      • Unstably/homeless and congregate housed persons who are sexually active
      • The specifics for the above criteria will change.
  • We follow King County, Washington State, CDC, and FDA guidance on all doses.
  • The Sanofi ACAM2000 smallpox vaccine from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) may later join this vaccine for an off-label or emergency use Monkeypox indication.
  • All vaccinations are provided at no cost (free) to you.
  • Health insurance is not needed for vaccination.
  • Vaccination is currently being offered only to King County residents. Please contact your health department to find vaccination locations in your county.
  • Persons with a childhood history of smallpox vaccination do not likely need vaccination for monkeypox, as far as we know. Universal pediatric smallpox vaccination stopped in about 1972 in the US. Some military, public health, and research persons may have been vaccinated for smallpox more recently, and they do not need vaccination for monkeypox.

Monkeypox Testing

  • We offer PCR testing for monkeypox. This testing is provided by the Washington State Public Health Laboratory. Results are available in 1-2 days.
  • The major commercial laboratories (LabCorp Quest) will likely have testing available soon.
  • Testing by public health is provided at no cost (free) to you.
  • Health insurance is not needed for testing.

Monkeypox Treatment

  • We offer treatment for monkeypox with oral TPOXX (tecovirimat) provided by an Emergency Use as an Investigational New Drug (EU-IND) via the CDC and public health. The medication is dosed as three capsules every 12 hours for 14 days.
  • TPOXX is currently dispensed by the Harborview Outpatient Pharmacy in coordination with King County Public Health. TPOXX should be taken 30 minutes after a full meal of moderate or high fat content.
  • Treatment is not likely needed for mild disease. Persons with moderate to severe disease and those with other risk factors are offered treatment
  • Treatment is provided at no cost (free) to you.
  • Treatment is currently being offered only to King County residents. Please contact your health department to find treatment locations in your county.

Scheduling

  • WE ARE VACCINATING ADULTS 18+ yo.
  • WE ARE TREATING ADULTS 18+ yo AND CHILDREN >13 kg.
  • WE ARE TESTING ANYONE.
  • Please call or email us if you have any unique accommodation, language, or communication needs: Monkeypox@SeattleIDC.com.
  • Please DO CALL if you have an adverse event after vaccination or treatment.
  • NO HEALTH INSURANCE IS NEEDED FOR VACCINATION, TESTING, OR TREATMENT

For Vaccinations, Testing, and Treatment

Schedule a Monkeypox Vaccination, Test, or Treatment

Before you arrive

  • Please bring a photo-ID and your health insurance card with you. The vaccination and treatment will cost you nothing. Teens can bring a school ID or be accompanied by a parent/guardian with photo-ID.
  • Please download, print, and complete these forms before arrival if possible: Monkeypox Consent Form. We have plenty of forms on-hand also.
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes early. Most people wait less than 5 minutes. You will have to wait 15-30 minutes after vaccination for medical post-vaccination monitoring.

Location

  • VACCINATIONS, TESTS, AND TREATMENTS ARE IN SUITE 752 ON THE SEVENTH FLOOR
  • We greatly appreciate the Owners and Staff of The Medical Dental Building for their contribution to our vaccination and testing clinic. We could not do this without their support.
  • For Parking and transportation questions, please visit our Contact Us page.
  • There is Disabled Parking in the Pacific Place Parking Garage. The Medical Dental Building is a fully accessible facility, also with Disabled Parking on-site.

FAQ

Can the person accompanying me get vaccinated also? No. Due to limited supply each vaccination is being specifically allocated to high-risk persons only.

How will my vaccine be documented? Your vaccination will be entered into the Washington Immunization Information System (WAIIS) on the day of vaccination. An electronic and certified record of vaccination can be downloaded from WAIIS. You may also bring your own vaccine record if you have one. We can also provide an International Certificate of Vaccination (Yellow Fever Card) upon request at a nominal charge (1$). Please maintain all vaccination documentation for your records. We recommend photographing any card(s) with your phone.

Where do I park? This simple answer is at the Pacific Place Parking Garage. Please see our Contact Us page for more information.

What side effects can I expect?

Side effects are common but usually mild. Most people have redness, swelling and pain where they got the shot. Tiredness, headache and muscle pain can also occur after vaccination.

Many persons have used acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Alleve) to limit post-vaccination symptoms.

If you have concerning symptoms, please call on clinic at 206-682-3444.

We bill your insurance or the federal government for the vaccination, testing, and treatment evaluation costs, but not the vaccine, test, or treatment. The vaccine, testing, and treatment is provided by the US federal, state, and county government at no cost—free to you. The following CPT codes and charges may appear on your health plan Explanation of Benefits (EOB):

  • 90471 Injection Code
  • 90611 Vaccine Code
  • 99072 Personal Protective Equipment Code
  • 99072 Personal Protective Equipment Code
  • 99201-99205 New Patient Evaluation and Management Code

THERE IS NO COST OR COPAY TO YOU BY US OR YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE. The charges on your EOB for the CPT codes are two times the Medicare King County rate and are paid/adjusted based on contracted rates with health insurance plans. YOU WILL NEVER GET A BILL FROM US FOR YOUR MONKEYPOX VACCINATION, TESTING, OR TREATMENT.