Family Health Centers is providing free monkeypox vaccines. Individuals who meet one of the following criteria may receive the vaccine.
The monkeypox vaccine is a two-dose series, 28 days apart.
Monkeypox is spread through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact. If you have been exposed to monkeypox and are experiencing symptoms, you are considered infectious, meaning you can spread monkeypox to others.
Symptoms of monkeypox can include: Fever, swollen lymph nodes, malaise (feeling of being unwell), headaches, chills, muscle aches, skin rash and lesions.
If you have been exposed to monkeypox, getting the monkeypox vaccine can reduce the severity of the illness.