The Martha's Vineyard Hospital and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will make monkeybox vaccines available to community members on Monday, Oct. 17.
The Martha's Vineyard Hospital has announced that it will host on-Island clinics to administer the JYNNEOS vaccine against monkeypox.
While continuing to monitor the Covid pandemic and prepare for future health crises, Island health officials have one major thing going for them they did not have prior to March of 2020: experience.
There have been no reported cases of monkeypox on Martha's Vineyard so far, but Island public health officials are gearing up to respond to a potential outbreak as the virus spreads around the country.