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How can I protect myself from mpox?

So, it's really important to remember, vaccine is the best way to prevent mpox. Vaccination with two doses of mpox vaccine means a pretty great level of protection.

If you're not vaccinated, really take some measures in terms of your sexual activity.

So, think about maybe reducing some of your opportunities for exposure until you can get vaccinated.

Oh, and by the way, if you're in between first and second doses, you're gonna still want to try your best to sort of limit some of the activity until you have that full protection and that protection comes about two weeks after the second dose.

Mpox vaccines are available … and FREE!

Vaccination is available at no cost regardless of your ability to pay the administration fee. Providers may bill insurance or Medicaid / Medicare. Your local health department can also provide information about options in your community.