Mpox vaccine

Last updated: 11 May 2023

Mpox 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 mpox information.

Mpox was previously known as monkeypox. The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the change in name in November 2022 after complaints over racist and stigmatising language linked to the virus's name.

Getting the mpox vaccine

The mpox vaccine is available at our Burrell Street Clinic. 

It is offered to people who meet the eligibility criteria outlined on the GOV.UK website.

Please walk in to Burrell Street and ask for an appointment. If we have an appointment available in the next 2 days, we will offer this to you.

The final date to receive the 1st dose of mpox vaccine is Friday 16 June.

If you have symptoms

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

If you've been in contact with someone with mpox

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

Our online information about mpox.

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

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

Information about the smallpox vaccine on GOV.UK.

Latest mpox information from Terence Higgins Trust.

Information about vaccine eligibility on the UKHSA website.

Last updated: May 2023

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