MPOX (MONKEYPOX) Vaccination

The Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases (TasCAHRD) is working with Tasmanian Health Service to provide free Monkeypox vaccinations to eligible people, especially if you are traveling in the next couple of months:

  • Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men

  • People with multiple sexual partners

  • People living with HIV

  • People in close contact with a Monkeypox case

  • Sex workers

What do we know about MPOX?

Monkeypox (MPOX) is a viral infection caused by the monkeypox virus. While MPOX was first identified several years ago, cases of MPOX were rarely seen outside of Central and West Africa until recently.

What are the symptoms?

Sores, bumps, pimples or rash, especially affecting the buttocks, groin or genital area. Fevers, chills, muscle aches, exhaustion, swollen lymph nodes and headache.(Source: Tasmanian Government | Department of Health)

Get vaccinated for MPOX

Nurse giving Monkeypox vaccination

Free and confidential MPOX vaccination appointments are available through TasCAHRD, certain sexual health clinics and health services for eligible people over the age of 16 in Tasmania.

Appointments can be booked by contacting each of the providers listed below directly.

Your GP might have some stock of MPOX vaccination, so check with them as well.


North West



Incase of any symptoms, contact the Communicable Diseases Prevention Unit (CDPU) at 1800 671 738

For more information or booking for vaccination at TasCAHRD, contact 1800 005 900

Alternatively for more information, or to speak to someone about MPOX vaccination, call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.