Vaccination is an important tool in stopping the spread of mpox. HOPE offers free vaccinations at our clinic once a month. You can also schedule an mpox vaccination with the Tulsa Health Department here.
What are the symptoms of mpox?
People may take 3-17 days after exposure to show symptoms. Most people experience a rash that looks like pimples or blisters. People may also experience flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, exhaustion, muscle aches, headache, and respiratory symptoms. Find out more about sign and symptoms at the CDC’s mpox website here.
If you think you have mpox, please contact Tulsa Health Department‘s Epi-on-Call, 918-595-4399 or your healthcare provider for advice, testing and medical care.
How does mpox spread?
Mpox spreads through direct contact with the rash, saliva, upper respiratory secretions, and areas surrounding a positive person’s anus, rectum, or vagina. Though mpox can spread through sexual activity, it is not an STI.
How do I protect myself?
Avoid close contact with anyone who is positive for mpox or showing signs of a rash. Make sure to wash your hands regularly with soap and water to prevent the spread of the virus. The best way to protect yourself from mpox is by getting vaccinated. Contact HOPE Testing to learn more about getting vaccinated, or call your local health department.
What is the vaccine?
Jynneos is a 2-dose vaccine that protects against mpox and smallpox infections. To be best protected against these infections, people need to get the second dose four weeks after the first dose. Jynneos is given intradermally under the top layers of skin.
You can find more information about mpox and additional resources at the CDC’s website here.
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- Call the clinic at (918) 749-8378 and schedule a FREE MPOX vaccination appointment.
- Show up to your appointment.
- You’re vaccinated! Be sure to come back for your second dose.