Mpox Vaccination

Current eligibility includes:

  1. Known contacts-- person identified by public health contact tracing
  2. Presumed contacts
    a.  Sexual partner notified you of Mpox in the last 14 days
    b.  Multiple sexual partners in the last 14 days in a jurisdiction with known Mpox
  3. Gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men and/or transgender/gender non-conforming or non-binary patients who report any of the following:
    a.  Multiple sex partners or anonymous sex in the last 14 days
    b.  Recent diagnosis of sexually transmitted infection (in the last 3 months)
    c.  Living with HIV
    d.  Taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Mpox vaccination is available by appointment only at the Student Health Center.  To schedule:

  1. Contact your healthcare provider at the Student Health Center via My Health At Vanderbilt to request an immunization order.  Appointments cannot be made until your order is in place, because the dosing depends on health factors that your provider must assess.
  2. If you do not have a healthcare provider at the Student Health Center, please call 615-322-2427. The patient service specialists will relay your message to the nursing staff, who will assist you in scheduling a brief vaccine consultation appointment.  

The Nashville Health Department will also hold intermittent vaccine events for Mpox, as their vaccine supplies allow.  Students may also call the Lentz Public Health Center at 615-340-5616 to inquire about individual appointment options at the Health Department.