The JYNNEOS vaccine to protect against mpox (monkeypox) is free in NSW for eligible groups of people. You can be vaccinated without a Medicare card.
People who are recommended to be vaccinated against mpox can make an appointment using our
online booking system or call the clinic for booking support.
For free help in your language, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 13 14 50.
The following people are recommended to be vaccinated against mpox:
If this criteria applies to you, you can book your vaccine at one of the clinics listed below.
Anyone who has already received their first dose is recommended to receive their second dose if it is at least 28 days since their first dose.
If you recently received your first dose of vaccine and have a second dose appointment scheduled at either
The Prevention Hub in Surry Hills after 18 March 2023 or
St Vincent’s Hospital WorldPride Hub in Darlinghurst after 10 March 2023 – you will be contacted by clinic staff to reschedule your appointment.
In the unlikely event that you were uncontactable by clinic staff, you will need to book in a ‘second dose only’ appointment. To book your second dose appointment either call one of the clinics directly or use the links provided in the table below.
Search for your nearest vaccination clinic in the list below.
If you are having trouble booking an appointment, call the vaccination clinic if they have a contact phone number. You can also call Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624 for further vaccine booking support.
(02) 8382 3707
(02) 9843 3124
(02) 9332 9600
(02) 9382 7440
Make a booking at Tamworth NSW Health Monkeypox Vaccination Clinic
0427 219 874
Mpox is caused by a virus that is spread mainly through skin-to-skin contact, or close contact with someone who has mpox. In NSW, it is primarily affecting gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. For more information, visit our
mpox information hub.
NSW Health began vaccinating people at highest risk from mpox on 8 August 2022.
NSW Health is working closely with partner agencies such as NSW Sexual Health Infolink and ACON on the vaccine rollout.
People who are recommended to receive the vaccine can book and manage their appointments online, or can call a clinic for booking support.
Anyone who is having issues with viewing or changing their booking online should call the clinic they have an appointment with or NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624.
The JYNNEOS vaccine to protect against mpox is free in NSW and you can be vaccinated without Medicare.
All eligible international and interstate visitors were able to access the vaccine for free while they were in NSW for Sydney WorldPride. Anyone who received their first dose in Sydney and then travelled after Sydney WorldPride are able to get their second dose at a different clinic in NSW.
If you’re travelling to another state or country after Sydney WorldPride, you will need to get your second dose there but check the eligibility criteria as this may be different to NSW.
Anyone due their second dose who received their first dose at a temporary vaccination clinic established for Sydney WorldPride – The Prevention Hub in Surry Hills or St Vincent’s Hospital WorldPride Hub in Darlinghurst – will need to book into one of the ‘second dose only’ clinics listed above. This is because these two Sydney WorldPride clinics were temporary. To book your second dose, book online or call one of the
clinics in the table above or you can walk-in.
The main vaccine against mpox available in Australia is called JYNNEOS.
It is safe to use for people aged over 18 years, including people who are immunocompromised and people who have HIV. It can be given at the same time as most other vaccines.
JYNNEOS is a new vaccine so we’re still learning about it, however information from clinical trials shows the vaccine should be effective in preventing mpox.
Two doses of the vaccine are required for maximum protection, given at least 28 days apart.
The vaccine is most effective two weeks after the second dose and gives an 80% protection against mpox.
People who have an anaphylactic allergy to any of the following
should not receive a JYNNEOS vaccine:
The JYNNEOS vaccine does not transmit mpox or any other virus to other people.
For more information visit
Australian Department of Health - Monkeypox (MPX) – Information on JYNNEOS vaccine.
The JYNNEOS vaccine will now only be given subcutaneously (under the skin) by trained staff rather than intradermally (into the outer layers of the skin).
Anyone who received their first dose of the JYNNEOS vaccine intradermally can safely receive their second dose subcutaneously.
The decision to switch to subcutaneous vaccination was made in January 2023 because:
As with all vaccines, minor side effects can be expected with the JYNNEOS vaccine. Most are mild and short-lived.
Common side effects include:
People with eczema may experience more symptoms after vaccination compared to those without this condition.
post-vaccination fact sheet for more information on what to expect after getting your JYNNEOS vaccine.
Seven days after you receive your vaccine, you will receive an email or SMS by
AusVaxSafety. You will be contacted three times in total and asked to complete an anonymous survey to report any symptoms. The survey is voluntary and will contribute to the national mpox vaccine safety surveillance. If you don’t want to participate, please ignore the SMS or emails or unsubscribe.
At this stage, vaccination is not required if you have been diagnosed with mpox.
Previous research in cases who have been infected with similar viruses suggests long-term immunity after infection. However, we do not yet have a clear understanding of this with the mpox virus, including to what extent you will be protected and if so, for how long.
Therefore, it is important to take necessary precautions to protect yourself to avoid being reinfected again. Read our
Information for people who have mpox for further guidance.
High-risk contacts will be offered the JYNNEOS vaccine as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), ideally within 4 days but up to 14 days post exposure to mpox.
Medium-risk contacts may be offered this too, but the local public health unit will advise further.
Information for high-risk contacts and
Information for medium-risk contacts for further advice.
The JYNNEOS vaccine is safe and preferred for those who are
pregnant or breastfeeding.
For answers to other frequently asked questions, visit
ACON - Frequently asked questions about mpox.
Vaccination is only one way to prevent mpox infection.
As there is still a risk of infection following vaccination, it’s still important to take steps to reduce the chance of catching or spreading mpox.
For advice on how to stay safe and prevent mpox infection, visit the
mpox information hub or our partner
Translated mpox fact sheets and resources are available in