Doctor Making Injection of Vaccine
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Springfield-Greene County Health Department Offering Mpox Vaccines

Officials with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department are offering the mpox vaccine to high-risk individuals.

The CDC has reported that cases have fallen in recent years, but that a resurgence is possible.

Heath experts say the virus is only spread through close physical contact for an extended period of time with someone who already has the virus.

The two-dose vaccine is recommended for the following invididuals:

  • Those exposed to someone with mpox.
  • Men who have sex with men and have more than one sexual partner.
  • People who have engaged in sexual activity in the past six months in exchange for money.
  • Those who have had sex or other close, personal contact at commercial sex venues or at large public events in a geographic area where mpox transmission is occurring.
  • People who have sex partners with any of the above risks.
  • Those who anticipate experiencing any of the above risks.

The vaccine is available for residents across the county at no cost. Just visit to find a location near you.