For additional information, please visit:
- CDC Monkeypox FAQs
- CDC Disinfecting Home and Other non-Healthcare Settings for Monkeypox
- Illinois Department of Public Health| Monkeypox (IDPH)
IDPH recommends vaccination for people who have been in close contact with people who have Monkeypox. Currently, people who may be eligible for vaccination include:
- Named contacts of identified cases of Monkeypox in occupational and community settings and;
- All sexually active gay, bisexual, other men who have sex with men, and sexually active transgender, non-binary, or gender nonconforming individuals.
Eligible individuals can schedule a vaccination appointment with MCHD by calling 618-692-8954, Ext. 2.