Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses as variola virus, the virus that causes smallpox.

Idaho situation—case counts and vaccine data by local public health district (PHD) and statewide

Geography

Number of cases reported

Vaccine VIALS provided to EaCH PHD*

Vaccine doses administered by pHD of residence**

Statewide

12

1,420

986

PHD1

0

120

14

PHD2

0

40

4

PHD3

0

166

87

PHD4

11

564

697

PHD5

0

90

22

PHD6

0

120

58

PHD7

1

100

58

Case counts and vaccine data will be updated each Tuesday and Friday by 3 p.m.

* Statewide vials include 220 DHW vials. The amount of vaccine available for states to order from the federal government is based on how many cases have been reported in the state and an estimate of how many people living in the state might be at risk of infection. Idaho currently has enough vaccine to vaccinate close contacts of people with monkeypox and can provide doses to people at high risk of exposure. If the vaccine is received soon enough after exposure, it may prevent symptoms. Idaho is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) national vaccine strategy. CDC recommends vaccine for people who have been exposed to monkeypox and people who might be more likely to get monkeypox.

** The statewide number of vaccine doses administered includes forty-six (46) doses administered to non-Idaho residents.

U.S. monkeypox outbreak

See the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more information about monkeypox and the outbreak in the United States. Monkeypox can be prevented.

In the current outbreak, hospitalization and death from monkeypox are rare, but symptoms can be painful and affect daily activities. 

VACCINE

Availability of the JYNNEOS vaccine to prevent monkeypox:

A limited supply of vaccine doses for Idaho have been allocated by the federal government to each of the Idaho local public health districts and limited clinics.

Please contact to your local public health district for more information on where to get vaccine if you believe you are at risk of infection.

What is the JYNNEOS vaccine?

JYNNEOS is a vaccine licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a two-dose series for the prevention of smallpox and authorized for use for the prevention of monkeypox. If given before exposure or within four days of exposure, this vaccine may reduce the likelihood of infection, and within 14 days, it may reduce severity of symptoms.

The two vaccine doses are given 28 days apart, and you are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose. People who get vaccinated should continue to protect themselves from infection by avoiding close, skin-to-skin contact, including intimate contact, with someone who has monkeypox.

Am I eligible for the JYNNEOS vaccine?7y

Based on CDC guidance, eligibility includes:

  • People with recent exposure to a monkeypox case within the past 14 days.
  • Those at high risk of a recent exposure to monkeypox. This includes gay men and members of the bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming community and other communities of men who have sex with men and who have engaged in intimate or skin-to-skin contact with others in the past 14 days in locations where monkeypox is spreading
  • Individuals who have had skin-to-skin contact with someone in a social network experiencing monkeypox activity, including men who have sex with men who meet partners on a website, digital application (app), or social event, such as a bar or party.

symptoms

The most common symptom is a rash or sores that can look like pimples or blisters. These may be all over the body or just in certain parts, such as the face, hands or feet, as well as on or inside the mouth, genitals or anus. The rash and sores can be very itchy and painful, and sores in the anus or urethra can make it hard to go to the bathroom. Some people also have flu-like symptoms, such as sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes, headache, and tiredness.

People more likely to get monkeypox include:

  • People who have been exposed to a person with monkeypox
  • People who had multiple sexual partners in the past 2 weeks in an area with known monkeypox
  • People who have jobs that could expose them to the virus that causes monkeypox, such as laboratory workers who handle or test samples for monkeypox and certain healthcare or public health workers

Testing

If you have symptoms of monkeypox, you should see a health care provider for testing. If you do not have a provider, contact your local public health district. Testing for monkeypox is available when ordered through healthcare providers.  

Monkeypox in the U.S.
Visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more information about monkeypox and the outbreak in the United States.
Local public health districts
Please contact to your local public health district for more information on where to get testing or vaccine if you believe you are at risk of infection.