Monkeypox Virus and Vaccination Information
Many public entities have information and resources about the Monkeypox virus, vaccinations, and measures you can take to protect yourself.
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Information:
- Arizona Department of Health (ADHS) Monkeypox
- Maricopa County Information:
- Monkeypox | Maricopa County, AZ
- For guidance, contact the CARES Team – 602-506-6767
- Pima County Information:
- All other Counties:
- Please contact your local health department for guidance/assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Which vaccine is available for Monkeypox in Arizona?
As of 8/11/22, the vaccine currently available in the United States is JYNNEOS. Given limited doses, local health departments have prioritized vaccine use for post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and expanded post exposure prophylaxis (PEP++) for individuals with certain risk factors that are more likely to have recently been exposed to Monkeypox. Currently, Jynneos vaccine is being distributed through local public health departments and due to the limited supply, the vaccine is not being further distributed to community providers. As supply allows, public health will be engaging community providers to assist with vaccinating of high risk groups.”
How much does the vaccine cost?
The vaccine is being distributed free of charge by the federal government through the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). There is no charge to AHCCCS members.
How will providers be reimbursed for administering the vaccine?
Providers should use the applicable vaccine administration code (i.e., 90460, 90461, 90471, or 90472) along with the diagnosis and vaccine information on the claim. At this time, the AMA has not released a specific code related to Monkeypox vaccine administration.
How much will providers be reimbursed for administering the vaccine?
Providers will be reimbursed based on the CPT code that is submitted for the vaccine administration. The current AHCCCS fee schedule for the vaccine administration codes are: