Monkeypox in Kentucky update

Jul 29, 2022

Update 8.3.2022

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will begin making same-day post monkeypox vaccine appointments for qualified individuals starting on Thursday, August 4, 2022. Please call the Health Department to discuss your specific eligibility. The phone number is (859)899-2222.

Criteria: 18 years of age and older

  • Men who have sex with men: More than one sexual partner or anonymous sexual partners in the last 14 days, or Gonorrhea or Syphilis diagnosis in the past year, or currently taking PrEP for HIV prevention.
  • Any person: Attending and event/venue in the past 14 days where there was a high risk of exposure to an individual with a confirmed case of monkeypox.
  • Any person: Who believes they may have recent direct skin-to-skin contact to a known or suspected case of monkeypox.


For more information and resources, please refer to:


Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services:


Monkeypox vaccine distribution:


Lexington Medical Society:


AVOL Kentucky will continue to monitor for additional information about monkeypox and will update this page as we learn more.


Updated 8.3.2022