Maine CDC Health Advisory
July 28, 2022
Monkeypox Updates: Testing at Commercial Laboratories, Vaccination
- Monkeypox testing is now available at several commercial laboratories. Providers should send specimens for monkeypox testing to commercial laboratories rather than Maine CDC's Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory (HETL). Requirements for specimen type may vary depending on the lab used.
- Jynneos, a vaccine to prevent monkeypox, is available in Maine. Supplies are prioritized for close contacts of confirmed monkeypox cases and for persons who might have had recent monkeypox exposures based on certain criteria. Vaccine is not yet available for the general population.