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Barwon Health / Barwon South West Public Health Unit

(03) 4215 4000

Mpox vaccinations and information

Wednesday, 01 March 2023

 In Victoria, the mpox vaccine (JYNNEOS® vaccine) is available free-of-charge for people who meet any of the updated eligibility criteria. Please check eligibility criteria here.

Mpox vaccinations bookings are open for eligible people in at the Barwon Health Vaccination Centre in Belmont (see map here), as well as at pop-up clinics at other locations across the Barwon South West.

MPOX VACCINATIONS

Mpox vaccination is currently by appointment only. Strictly no walk-ins

  • Geelong: To make an Mpox vaccination booking at the Barwon Health Vaccination Centre in Belmont call 4215 4444. 
  • Hamilton, Portland and Warrnamobool: bookings available to request via email here: [email protected].

Regional clinic locations subject to change - Location details and directions will be provided in your booking confirmation. 

If you have questions about accessing the MPX vaccine in the Barwon South West region, please email [email protected]. Our team can help arrange a vaccination at your local health service.

More information on Mpox is available from the Victorian Department of Health and the Better Health Channel.

UPDATE:

There have now been 24 confirmed cases of mpox in Victoria since 18 April 2024. Twenty-one of these cases were locally acquired.

Mpox continues to spread in many countries. In Victoria, there is an ongoing risk of local transmission and transmission linked to international travel remains.

People with symptoms of mpox should seek medical care and testing.

Vaccination reduces the risk of transmission and disease severity. Two doses of mpox vaccine are required for optimal protection. If you have not had a second dose, get it now.

Eligibility criteria for free mpox vaccination have been updated. Primary prevention vaccination (PPV) and post-exposure preventative vaccination (PEPV) eligibility criteria have now been expanded to include additional at-risk groups.

Free mpox vaccine is widely available for eligible people through sexual health clinics, hospitals, general practitioners, Aboriginal health services, councils and pharmacies.

Clinicians should offer mpox vaccination to all eligible people at risk of infection.

Clinicians should test for mpox in all patients presenting with compatible symptoms, in particular those presenting with a genital rash, lesions, or proctitis.

Cases of mpox can occur in fully vaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals, and clinicians should be alert to the possibility of atypical or attenuated presentations.

Links and Resources

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For a list of frequently asked questions and answers click here