Multiple cases of monkeypox have been reported in several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States.
- Monkeypox does not spread easily from person to person, and the virus is spreading mostly through close, intimate contact with someone who has monkeypox.
- See the latest number of cases in Wisconsin on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website . For case counts nationally, see the CDC’s website .
Vaccine Eligibility (Updated August 1, 2022)
Wisconsin DHS currently recommends vaccination for people who had known exposure to someone with monkeypox and people with certain risk factors who are more likely to be exposed to the virus. This includes:
- People who know that a sexual partner in the past 14 days was diagnosed with monkeypox.
- People who attended an event or venue where there was known monkeypox exposure.
- Gay, bisexual, trans, and any other men who have sex with men, who had multiple sexual partners in the past 14 days.
We are currently offering the JYNNEOS vaccine to individuals 18 & older who live or work in Wisconsin and meet one the following criteria listed above. Please use the link below to schedule an appointment, or call 414-796-2239. By appointment only, no walk-ins will be accepted.
Monkeypox is a disease caused by a virus (monkeypox virus). Monkeypox can cause a rash which may look like pimples or blisters, sometimes with a flu-like illness. While public health officials work to contain the current outbreak, it is important that you to have information so you can make informed choices when you are in spaces or situations where monkeypox could be spread.
- Learn more about how monkeypox is spread, the symptoms, treatment options, and prevention here.
- If you were exposed to monkeypox, monitor for signs and symptoms for 21 days. For more information and a symptoms monitoring sheet, visit here.
- For information on cleaning and disinfecting areas that may be infected with monkeypox virus, visit here.
What to do if you suspect monkeypox
Contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible and let them know you have symptoms or have been exposed to monkeypox. Healthcare providers can provide testing and care for people who are diagnosed with monkeypox. If you do not have a healthcare provider, call 3rd Coast Clinic at 414-769-2239.
Other Helpful Resources
- Monkeypox (CDC)
- Safer Sex, Social Gatherings, and Monkeypox (CDC)
- Considerations for Monkeypox Vaccination (CDC)