Monkeypox (MPV) Information
Cases of MPV have been detected in Washington state and King County. For up-to-date case numbers click here.
- Muscle aches
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Followed by a rash and lesions
WHAT TO DO IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE MPV
- Contact your healthcare provider immediately for an evaluation
- Remind them that the MPV virus has been identified in this area
- If you do not have a healthcare provider or cannot get an appointment, symptomatic patients can be evaluated at the Public Health – Seattle & King County Sexual Health Clinic at Harborview, open M/W/TH/F, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm and Tuesday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm.
- Avoid gatherings to decrease the risk of infection to others
HOW TO GET THE MPV VACCINE
- Contact your healthcare provider.
- If you don’t have a provider or health insurance, you can contact Public Health’s Access and Outreach program, at 1-800-756-5437 to be connected to a medical provider.
- The Sexual Health Clinic at Harborview is also vaccinating people who are eligible for vaccines. Contact Public Health’s Public Information Call Center at 206-477-3977 to check availability and eligibility.
- A limited supply of monkeypox vaccine is available at Sea Mar Community Health Centers
- Public Health is also facilitating community vaccination events by partnering with healthcare providers and community organizations to reach people at the highest risk.
- King County’s vaccination page can be found here.
- MPV is NOT an STI
- MPV does not only affect the LGBTQ+ population, it is similar to chickenpox which can affect anyone