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Mpox Information

Published: 01/05/23

Mpox is a virus that can cause a painful rash. It spreads mostly through prolonged skin-to-skin contact, especially sexual contact. It can also be spread by touching items that someone with mpox has touched. Anyone can get mpox, but men who have sex with men and people who have multiple sexual partners have been more likely to get mpox.

To protect yourself:

  • If you think you might be at risk for getting mpox, ask health services staff about getting vaccinated
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid skin-to-skin and sexual contact with people who have a rash that looks like mpox
  • Don’t share eating utensils, cups, bowls, or personal items
  • Don’t share bed linens, towels, or clothes

Vaccination:

Mpox is caused by a virus that is closely related to the virus that causes smallpox. JYNNEOS is a 2-dose vaccine that was developed to protect against both mpox and smallpox. Vaccination is an important tool in preventing the spread of mpox, however people who are vaccinated should continue to avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with someone who has mpox.

JCDH offers currently offers Mpox vaccinations every Tuesday and Friday. Make an appointment here or call (205)241-5234.

For more information, please visit the CDC’s website here.

Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Clinics
(205) 588-5234

Programs
(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Hours of Operation:
All Centers are open 7:45am to 4:30pm. Phone lines for clinic appointments open at 7:00am Monday through Friday.
 

If this is a Medical Emergency call 911.
If you are a patient and need to reach your health care team after business hours for non-life threatening conditions, call (205) 588-5234. For Medical Emergencies dial 911.

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