What gay men and others should know about MONKEYPOX
Vaccination is an important tool in preventing the spread of monkeypox. Currently the supply of vaccine is limited so changing some behaviors may help reduce the risk of being exposed. As more vaccine comes to our area, the Doc Shop, Health Departments and others will be able to make it available not only to those exposed, but to those at risk of exposure.
Avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with people who have a rash that looks like monkeypox.Do not touch the rash or scabs of a person with monkeypox.Do not kiss, hug, cuddle or have sex with someone with monkeypox.Avoid contact with objects and materials that a person with monkeypox has used.Do not share eating utensils or cups with a person with monkeypox.Do not handle or touch the bedding, towels, or clothing of a person with monkeypox.Wash your hands often.Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially before eating or touching your face and after you use the bathroom.
If you or a partner has monkeypox or think you may have it, the best way to protect yourself and others is to avoid kissing or touching each other's bodies while you are sick. Especially avoid touching any rash. Call the Health Department or the Doc Shop (913-362-0220).
Call us (913-362-0220) for more information or check back on this website for updates regarding Monkeypox vaccines.