PHMDC adds 75 appointments to monkeypox vaccination clinic

MADISON, Wis. — Public health officials said Friday they’ve added 75 additional appointments to their monkeypox vaccination clinic scheduled for next week.

Those who are eligible and looking for the monkeypox vaccine can call Public Health Madison & Dane County at 608-243-0556 to schedule an appointment. PHMDC officials said they’ll start booking appointments from phone calls they receive after 3:45 p.m. Friday.

Health officials said they opened up more appointments after receiving new guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services currently only recommends the vaccine for a few groups, and research has shown that the smallpox vaccine is somewhat effective in protecting against monkeypox.

Who is eligible for the monkeypox vaccine in Wisconsin?

  • People who know that a sexual partner in the past 14 days was diagnosed with monkeypox.
  • People who attended an event or venue where there was known monkeypox exposure.
  • Gay men, bisexual men, trans men and women, and any men who have sex with men, who have had multiple sexual partners in the past 14 days

Those interested in getting the latest information about the county’s monkeypox vaccination efforts can subscribe to the PHMDC’s email list to find out when new appointments become available.