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Para programar una cita o para obtener más información sobre la vacuna contra la viruela del mono, llame a:
Enfermedades infecciosas Samaritan en Corvallis (Samaritan Infectious Disease - Corvallis): 541-768-5810
Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado Benton: 541-766-6835
Departamento de Salud del Condado Lincoln: 541-265-4112, ext. 8
Departamento de Salud del Condado Linn: 541-967-3888

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Vaccination Opportunities Near You

Vaccines are available to protect against the hMPXV virus, also known as monkeypox. 

Getting vaccinated before you are exposed to monkeypox provides the best chance to prevent disease. If you have already been exposed, getting vaccinated as soon as possible, ideally within 4 days, may help prevent the disease or make it less severe.

Vaccination for monkeypox is free to patients and is available by appointment at Samaritan Infectious Disease - Corvallis. (Supplies may be limited.)

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Monkeypox vaccination is also available at local public health departments.

Benton County

Lincoln County

Linn County

Who Should Get Vaccinated

The Oregon Health Authority recommends monkeypox vaccination for the following people: 

  • Anyone who has been identified by public health as a contact of someone with monkeypox.
  • Anyone who has had close contact with someone with monkeypox.
  • Anyone who anticipates having or has had recent direct skin-to-skin contact with at least one other person AND who knows other people in their social circles or communities who have had monkeypox.
  • Laboratory workers who routinely perform monkeypox virus testing.
  • Clinicians who have had a high-risk occupational exposure (e.g., examined monkeypox lesions or collected monkeypox specimens without using recommended personal protective equipment).

Currently, monkeypox vaccination is not recommended for the broader public.

If you need help deciding whether you should get vaccinated, talk to a health care provider or contact your local health department. They can help you determine if you should get vaccinated.


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Additional Ways to Prevent Monkeypox

Take the following three steps to prevent getting monkeypox:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.