Monkeypox vaccination now available at Eleanor Clinic
Monkeypox vaccination now available at Eleanor Clinic.
If you’re in a high risk group, you need the monkeypox vaccine.
But sometimes you don’t have the time to travel to a city vaccination centre. At other times, it’s too difficult. And sometimes you may just plain simply don’t want to go there – whatever the reason. We get that.
That’s why we’ve talked to the Department of Health and have been accredited to provide monkeypox vaccinations to our patients. You need this vaccine, if you’re in one of these groups:
- All sexually active gay and bisexual men (cis and trans).
- Their sexual partners
- Sex workers
- Health care workers at increased risk
If you’re on the fence about this vaccine make an appointment with your trusted Eleanor Clinic doctor and talk to us. Otherwise: what are you waiting for?
What else do I need to know
- The monkey pox vaccine is safe. You need two doses a minimum of 28 days apart to get the best protection. It’ll take another 14 days before the vaccine is fully effective.
- Mostly men who have sex with men are affected, following an international outbreak since 2022.
- Mpox can be spread
- from person-to-person
- by skin-to-skin contact
- by contact with contaminated surfaces or objects
- by respiratory droplets
- Symptoms can include a rash, fever, chills, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat and exhaustion. It can also cause rectal pain or discomfort during urination.