MPox (monkeypox) vaccines are now available across Tasmania.
MPox is a viral illness that causes a rash. Most people recover within a few weeks, but it can sometimes cause serious illness requiring hospital admission.
MPox is vaccine-preventable. Two doses given four weeks apart is effective in reducing the risk of MPox.
The following people aged 16 years and older are recommended to be vaccinated against MPox:
- all sexually active gay, bisexual, non-binary people assigned male at birth, trans people, and other men who have sex with men (including with cis and trans men)
- sexual partners of the people above and
- sex workers.
Talk to your healthcare provider for free and confidential advice about the MPox vaccine.
To find out more about MPox and where you can get vaccinated, please visit hwww.health.tas.gov.au/mpox or call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.