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Mpox (Monkeypox)

Overview

MPOX

Mpox information and guidance

The current risk of getting mpox (monkeypox) in the general public is very low.

Guidance on mpox, current case rates, and vaccine information is available below. San Mateo County residents can schedule a vaccination appointment on the MyTurn website.

If you have questions about mpox, send an email to SMCHealth_IZ@smcgov.org.

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MPOX Vaccination Opportunities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommend that people who have been exposed to mpox (monkeypox) and people with certain risk factors should receive the vaccine to prevent them from developing the disease.

SMC Health is offering weekly clinics on Thursdays. Check MyTurn for available appointments.  

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Vaccination Request Form

As availability of the mpox vaccine has expanded, we are discontinuing use of the mpox vaccination request form.

Please visit this page for all information on SMC Health’s mpox response, including mpox vaccination opportunities.

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Information & Guidance

About Mpox

Mpox (monkeypox) is a rare disease that is caused by infection with the mpox virus. Most cases resolve on their own, though they can be serious. The illness often begins with flu-like symptoms before the emergence of a rash and may last for 2 to 4 weeks. While it’s good to stay alert about any emerging public health outbreaks, the current risk of getting mpox in the general public is very low.