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:
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
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.
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.