MPOX (monkey pox)

MPOX (monkey pox)

What you need to know about the MPOX Vaccine.

  • Two doses are required for maximum protection, given at least 28 days apart. The vaccine is most effective two weeks after the second dose.
  • All clinics are a judgement free, safe space.
  • Vaccines are delivered subcutaneously (under the skin) and will not leave a mark or scar.
  • Mpox vaccines are free to all Victorians, however some providers may choose to charge a fee to administer the vaccine. If you do not have Medicare, you can still be vaccinated, but you need to pay private fees to see a GP.

For a more information about the Mpox vaccine click here.

We offer counselling and support services if you need to speak to someone about your experience with Mpox. You can also find a list of other organisations with support services here.

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton and Simon Ruth, Thorne Harbour Health CEO talk about Mpox

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