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Stony Brook Medicine Delivering Monkeypox Vaccinations to Suffolk County

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Griffin bellone monkeypox
Stony Brook University Interim Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs and Vice President for Clinical Services Todd Griffin (left) with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

As part of a county-wide initiative to address the spread of monkeypox throughout Suffolk County, Stony Brook Medicine and the Suffolk County Department of Health are working together to provide monkeypox vaccinations. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced the effort on July 20.

“Stony Brook Medicine is pleased to partner with the Suffolk County Department of Health to deliver monkeypox vaccines to our community,” said Hal Paz, executive vice president of Health Sciences and CEO of Stony Brook University Medicine. “As always, our primary focus is the health of our community, and with an increased demand for the vaccine, we have partnered with Suffolk County to deliver over 600 additional doses at the Stony Brook Medicine Edie Windsor Healthcare Center in Hampton Bays over the next few weeks.”

Over the course of the next two weeks, Stony Brook Medicine will administer Monkeypox vaccines at the Edie Windsor Healthcare Center, located at 182 West Montauk Highway, Building B, Suite D, in Hampton Bays. All those receiving a vaccine must commit to receiving BOTH first and second doses at the Edie Windsor Healthcare Center. Second-dose appointments will take place four weeks after the first dose.

First-dose appointments can be made for the following times:

Friday, July 22, 9 am to 4 pm – Register here
Monday, July 25, noon to 7 pm
Wednesday, July 27, 1 to 5 pm
Friday, July 29, 9 am to 4 pm
Monday, August 1, noon to 7 pm
Wednesday, August 3, 1 to 5 pm

Appointments for July 25 and later will be available online beginning Saturday, July 23 at 9 am at suffolkcountyny.gov/monkeypox.

All clinics are by appointment only. Individuals must meet New York State eligibility requirements, bring ID to their appointment and wear a mask. New York State eligibility includes:

  • Individuals with recent exposure to monkeypox within the past 14 days.
  • Those at high risk of a recent exposure to monkeypox, including members of the gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming community and other communities of men who have sex with men and who have engaged in intimate or skin-to-skin contact with others in the past 14 days areas where monkeypox is spreading.
  • Individuals who have had skin-to-skin contact with someone in a social network experiencing monkeypox activity, including men who have sex with men who meet partners through an online website, digital application (“app”), or social event, such as a bar or party.

For more information, contact Suffolk 311, or visit the Stony Brook Medicine or Suffolk County monkeypox websites.

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