Can I get vaccinated against monkeypox?

According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, people who may be eligible for vaccination are:

  • People who are aware that one of their sexual partners in the past 2 weeks has been diagnosed with monkeypox
  • People who had multiple sexual partners in the past 2 weeks in an area with known monkeypox

Eligibility for each dose given will be determined on a case-by-case basis by Clay County Public Health Center Epidemiology staff and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Vaccines are only being given to people who have a known or likely exposure to a person with monkeypox within the last 2 weeks AND do not have symptoms. Call 816-595-4200 if you feel you may meet the eligibility criteria for vaccination.

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1. What is monkeypox?
2. How is monkeypox spread?
3. Who can get monkeypox?
4. What should I do if I have a new or unexplained rash (or other symptoms)?
5. Can I get tested for monkeypox?
6. Can I get vaccinated against monkeypox?
7. Can I get the vaccine if I was exposed to monkeypox more than 14 days ago?
8. Can I get a vaccine to prevent monkeypox even if I have not been exposed, like if I plan to travel to an area that has monkeypox?
9. What can I do to protect myself?
10. Is monkeypox going to be another pandemic like COVID-19?
11. How can I learn more about monkeypox?