September 28, 2022

Maryland Medicaid: Monkeypox vaccine pre-registration now available

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has released the Maryland Monkeypox (MPX) Vaccination Pre-Registration System, enabling Marylanders to sign up to be notified when an MPX vaccine opportunity becomes available. This system is available to all Maryland residents and is a continuation of state and local efforts to mitigate the spread of MPX.

Your patients who qualify can pre-register through MDH.

MPX vaccine

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has approved the JYNNEOS vaccine for protection against the MPX virus in people who have been exposed to MPX and people who are more likely to get MPX.

Vaccination isn't recommended for the general public. To date, Maryland has received 14,539 vials of the vaccine. As more of the vaccine becomes available, vaccination eligibility criteria may expand.

Who should pre-register?

Maryland residents who are either self-identified close contacts of a person with MPX or impacted community members with potential MPX exposures in the prior 2 weeks should pre-register.

Registrants who are determined eligible for the vaccine will receive an email invitation to make an appointment through their local health department. Visit for more information about MPX and the MPX vaccine.


People who have symptoms of MPX should contact their healthcare provider even if they don't think they've had contact with someone who has MPX. Those without a healthcare provider or health insurance can find a local health department through MDH.

Learn more about MPX from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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