Concerned about Monkeypox? The good news is there is a vaccine available. Though you have to fit certain criteria to receive it. It’s also important to note that the risk to the majority of the public is extremely low. Additionally, the vast majority of individuals infected with Monkeypox will recover on their own. So how can you get the Monkeypox vaccine in Mecklenburg County?
- People who have been in close physical contact with someone diagnosed with monkeypox in the last 14 days
- Men who have sex with men, or transgender individuals, who report any of the following in the last 90 days:
- Having multiple or anonymous sex partners
- Being diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection
- Receiving HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)
- Avoiding skin-to-skin or face-to-face contact, including sexual contact, with anyone who has symptoms.
- Avoiding contact with any materials, such as bedding, that has been in contact with a sick person.
- If you have contact with a person who could be sick, wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.