Equity in Monkeypox

The Virginia Department of Health is committed to providing equitable access to Monkeypox testing and vaccination through innovative, collaborative, and community-led approaches in partnership with our local health departments, healthcare providers, and community groups.

Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot

The purpose of Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program is to demonstrate new, innovative, and non-traditional ways to address vaccination disparities among people who are most affected. Equity-focused vaccine projects provide an opportunity to pilot creative ways to reach populations who face barriers to awareness, education, and prevention measures like vaccination.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is providing vials of monkeypox vaccine at no cost for projects seeking to address vaccination disparities among one or more priority groups most affected by monkeypox. This program is available to all Virginia partners (territorial, local health department, tribal government, tribal organization, and local non-governmental organization).

Who Should Apply?

Community based organizations serving Black and Latino gay, MSM, and bisexual communities who can:

  • Immediately assist with monkeypox vaccine administration and/or education;
  • Work with those most affected by monkeypox disparities;
  • Provide innovative and creative solutions to connecting with targeted groups;
  • Partner and work with local health departments and healthcare providers.

How to Apply?

In order for VDH to submit a monkeypox vaccination outreach proposal to CDC on your behalf, you must:

  • Complete the application on REDCap (preferred) or submit via email: mpxquestions@vdh.virginia.gov
  • Exhibit how your proposed event will reach people who are most affected by monkeypox based on local or national data
  • Detail how activities proposed will address barriers to vaccination

For More Information

Contact Information

mpxquestions@vdh.virginia.gov Subject: Monkeypox Equity Application

CDC Monkeypox Vaccine Equity Pilot Program Info Sessions 2022

Watch this recorded information session about the program:

Last updated: October 12, 2022

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