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Monkeypox Vaccine Update

July 15, 2022

For the most up to date information on monkeypox and local vaccination clinics, visit: gmsh.ca/monkeypox

LONDON

The Middlesex-London Health Unit will be hosting vaccination clinics for people who may be at highest risk of being exposed to monkeypox. No appointment and no health card required.

• Friday, July 15: Club London (722 York Street), 11 AM–1 PM. 

• Thursday, July 21: Club London (722 York Street), 5–8 PM. 

• Saturday, July 23: Pride London Festival (Main Tent, Victoria Park), 2–6 PM. 

• Sunday, July 24: Pride London Festival (Main Tent, Victoria Park), 2–6 PM. 

ST. THOMAS

Southwestern Public Health will be hosting vaccination clinics for people who may be at highest risk of being exposed to monkeypox in St. Thomas:

  • Thursday, July 14: Southwestern Public Health (1230 Talbot St.), 9 AM–3 PM. 
  • Thursday, July 21: Southwestern Public Health (1230 Talbot St.), 9 AM–3 PM. 

Woodstock 

Southwestern Public Health will be hosting vaccination clinics for people who may be at highest risk of being exposed to monkeypox in Woodstock:

  • Friday, July 15: Southwestern Public Health (410 Buller St.), 9 AM–3 PM. 
  • Friday, July 22: Southwestern Public Health (410 Buller St.), 9 AM–3 PM. 

Vaccine Eligiblity

Based on Ontario Ministry of Health guidelines, monkeypox vaccination clinics are intended for:

• Individuals who are 18 years of age and older, trans or cis-gender individuals who self-identify as belonging to the gay, bisexual & other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) community, AND at least one of the following:

• Identified as a contact of someone who recently tested positive for monkeypox, OR

• Had two or more sexual partners within the last 21 days, or may be planning to, OR

• Diagnosed with a chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis infection in the past two months, OR

• Attended bath houses, sex clubs and other venues for sexual contact within the last 21 days. This includes workers & volunteers, OR

• Had anonymous/casual sex in the last 21 days, for example using an online dating or hookup app, engaging, or planning to engage, in sex work.

NOTE: 

  • If you get the COVID-19 vaccine, wait 24 hours to get the monkeypox vaccine. 
  • If you get the monkeypox vaccine, wait 28 days to get a COVID-19 vaccine.