They will be contacted to scheduled an appointment when there’s sufficient vaccine.
Frederick, Md (KM) Anyone who feels they need a vaccine against monkeypox can pre-register The Frederick County Health Department says residents who sign up on line will be contacted when the vaccine becomes available.
The vaccination pre-registration program is for Marylanders who are a self-identified close contact with an individual who has monkepox, or an impacted community member with potential exposures to monkeypox two weeks prior.
The local Health Department says pre-registration does not guarantee an invitation to book an appointment, and the number of appointments will be determined by the local supply of the vaccine. Those who have signed up will be contacted by the local Health Department to make an appointment.
Information gathered during the pre-registration process is personal and steps have been taken to make it secure, the Health Department says. Anyone who wants a monkeypox vaccination needs to create an account and complete a survey. Those who signed up will need to create a two-factor authentication when setting up their account.
The Frederick County Health Department says all information collected during pre-registration is confidential an secure, and will only be used by the Maryland Department of Health and local Health Departments around the state to determine eligible for the vaccinations, and to schedule appointments.
People who registered through this on-line system will be contacted by e-mail, and the recipient will use that e-mail to make an appointment. The monkeypox vaccine is free.
For more information registering, go only to health.maryland.gov/monkeypox, or health.frederickcountymd.gov/Monkeypox. Both websites are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Anyone who is having trouble registering for a vaccine against monkeypox, can call 1-443-488-4648 from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday except for state holidays.
By Kevin McManus