Totowa, NJ — The Passaic County Health Department hosts a monkeypox vaccine clinic. Shots are available by appointment only at 930 Riverview Dr., Ste. Totowa 250.
Click here for the vaccine clinic flyer.
Passaic County had 15 confirmed cases of monkeypox as of Thursday afternoon, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. The number of cases in the state rose by more than 100 last week to 293.
The state health department updated its monkeypox FAQ on Thursday, adding children under the age of 8 to the list of those most likely to become seriously ill or die. People with weakened immune systems, people with a history of skin problems such as eczema, and people who are pregnant or breastfeeding are also at increased risk.
New Jersey has not reported any deaths from monkeypox as of Thursday afternoon. Cases from the pandemic, first detected in May, are rarely fatal. But monkeypox can be very painful, and the rash can cause permanent scarring, says the state health department.
The Passaic County Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic is by appointment only, Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30pm to 8:00pm. For high-risk individuals and those who have been exposed to the disease within the past 14 days.
No insurance is required and vaccinations are free. If you have questions about vaccinations, please contact your health care provider.