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Para programar una cita o para obtener más información sobre la vacuna contra la mpox (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 mpox (and formerly called monkeypox). 

Getting vaccinated before you are exposed to mpox 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 mpox is free to patients and is available by appointment at Samaritan Infectious Disease - Corvallis. (Supplies may be limited.)

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Mpox vaccination is also available at local public health departments.

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Who Should Get Vaccinated

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

  • People who have been identified by public health as a contact of someone with mpox.
  • People who have had close contact in the prior two weeks with someone with mpox.
  • People who are at greater risk of mpox infection.
  • Laboratory workers who routinely perform mpox virus testing.
  • Clinicians who have had a high-risk occupational exposure (e.g., examined mpox lesions or collected mpox specimens without using recommended personal protective equipment).

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 Mpox

Take the following three steps to prevent getting mpox:

1. Avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with people who have a rash that looks like mpox.
Do not touch the rash or scabs of a person with mpox.
Do not kiss, hug, cuddle or have sex with someone with mpox.

2. Avoid contact with objects and materials that a person with mpox has used.
Do not share eating utensils or cups with a person with mpox.
Do not handle or touch the bedding, towels, or clothing of a person with mpox.

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.