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Monkeypox News


About Monkeypox

The current risk of getting monkeypox in the general public is very low. Monkeypox spreads through direct contact with infectious sores, scabs, or body fluids during sex, kissing, hugging, massaging, and cuddling. While monkeypox can infect anyone, many of the recent cases in 2022 have occurred among people who self-identify as a man who has sex with men.

Information and Guidance

Learn more about monkeypox including symptoms, how it’s transmitted, and how to prevent getting it.

Get Vaccinated

San Mateo Medical Center is working closely with Public Health to vaccinate people who are at highest risk. Because the vaccine is limited right now, Public Health is using a vaccination request form to alert people when the vaccine is available.

Click here to read the criteria and complete the vaccine request form.

Get Tested

Do you have monkeypox symptoms? Have you been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of monkeypox? Call your clinic for testing guidance.