Monkeypox vaccine

Last updated: 20 September 2022

Monkeypox is a viral infection. It is usually a mild illness and most people recover within a few weeks. It's spread by very close contact with an infected person.

For more information about symptoms, how to manage them and when to seek medical help, read our monkeypox information.

Getting the monkeypox vaccine

We are running monkeypox vaccination clinics for people who meet the eligibility criteria outlined on the GOV.UK website.

These clinics will be by appointment only at Guy’s Hospital. Unfortunately we will be unable to accept walk-in appointments.

You can book your appointment using our online booking system.

We regularly update our available appointments, so if you are unable to find a slot please keep checking the booking system.

Please only attend if you have a booked appointment.

If you have symptoms

Do not come to a clinic if you have symptoms of monkeypox. Please call 111 for advice.

If you've been in contact with someone with monkeypox

UKHSA are contacting anyone they identify as a close contact of a monkeypox case. They'll send you health information and advice.

Our online information about monkeypox.

Why do I have to wait for my vaccination against monkeypox, UKHSA leaflet.

Patient information leaflet for the smallpox vaccine on the UKHSA website.

Information about the smallpox vaccine on GOV.UK.

Latest monkeypox information from Terence Higgins Trust.

Information about vaccine eligibility on the UKHSA website.

Last updated: September 2022

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