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If I had mpox do I still need a vaccine?

Currently, there's no recommendation to get vaccine if you had a previous mpox infection.

Scientists are looking really carefully at this and as we go forward that recommendation may change, but it looks as if folks who have had an mpox infection are actually protected for some amount of time.

And, that's the question, which is, for how long? So, if you have a rash that may not be the time to go into party zone may not be the time for a sexual partner. So, just make sure that you get tested.

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.