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Mpox (Monkeypox)



Mpox information and guidance

San Mateo County Health will conclude its weekly mpox vaccination clinics at the end of this month. The final clinic will take place on Thursday, January 26. If you receive a first dose from County Health, ask your health care provider to schedule your second dose.

Email if you have trouble accessing a second dose.


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 mpox clinics on Thursdays (which conclude on 1/26/23). Check MyTurn for available appointments.  


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.