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  • Mpox is a disease caused by the monkeypox virus.
  • It does not easily spread between people and is usually caused by prolonged physical or intimate (skin-to-skin) contact with an infectious person.
  • If you develop symptoms, you should seek medical care and testing, and limit your contact with others until you get your test result back.
  • Mpox vaccine is widely available in Victoria, and if you are eligible, you can get vaccinated now.
  • People who have had their first dose at least 28 days ago should receive their second dose.
  • Vaccination is available free-of-charge for eligible people through sexual health clinics and health services.

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Reviewed on: 11-07-2024