Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

October 17, 2022
Contact: Beth Cefalu, Director of Strategic Communications (845) 638-5645
                Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, D.O., M.P.H., CPE, DABFM, FAAFP (845) 364-2512


To prevent Monkeypox for eligible individuals

NEW CITY, NY, - Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that the Health Department has scheduled a Jynneos vaccine clinic (1st and 2nd doses) to prevent Monkeypox (MPX Virus) on Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm at the Robert Yeager Health Center, 50 Sanatorium Road Building A, in Pomona.

Eligible individuals for the Jynneos Vaccine are those who meet one or more of the following current New York State requirements:

  • Exposure to a suspected or confirmed monkeypox case within the past 14 days.
  • High risk of exposure to monkeypox, including gay men and members of the bisexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming 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 areas where monkeypox is spreading.
  • Had skin-to-skin contact with someone in a social network experiencing monkeypox activity, including men who have sex with men who meet partners through an online website, digital application ("app"), or social event, such as a bar or party.
  • At risk of future exposure to infection with monkeypox, even though they are not at high risk of a recent exposure to monkeypox.

To make an appointment for the Jynneos vaccine, visit For assistance making a Jynneos vaccine appointment, call 845-238-1956.

Please bring a photo ID. For those with Medicare, Medicaid, or private health insurance, please bring your health insurance card. The vaccine is free; however, the Health Department can collect an administrative fee from insurance plans. All are welcome regardless of immigration status. If you are coming for a second dose, bring proof of your first dose. In order to receive the Jynneos vaccine, everyone must wear a mask. Walk-ins are welcome and will be registered on-site; however, there may be a wait.

"Monkeypox is a disease caused by the monkeypox virus. Symptoms of monkeypox usually include a rash, fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, very bad headaches, muscle aches, back pain, and low energy. The rash usually begins within one to three days of the start of a fever. Lesions (rash) can be flat or slightly raised, filled with clear or yellowish fluid, and can then crust, dry up, and fall off. If you have any symptoms of monkeypox, talk to your healthcare provider, even if you do not think you have had contact with someone who has monkeypox. If you think you may have been exposed or believe you are high risk, get the vaccine," said Dr. Ruppert.

You can also make an appointment for a vaccine at any of our sexual health clinics by emailing with your name and phone number, and one of our staff members will give you a call. For more information on MPX or the Jynneos vaccine, visit