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ADPH Receives Initial Allocation of ‘Monkeypox” Vaccine

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
The RSA Tower, 201 Monroe Street, P.O. Box 303017, Montgomery, AL  36130-3017
(334) 206-5300 • FAX (334) 206-5520  Web Site: alabamapublichealth.gov

                                                                                                
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has received the initial allocation of more than 200 doses of vaccine for monkeypox virus infection – on July 21st, with additional doses expected to be delivered soon.

To help prevent illness from the virus, ADPH will offer vaccine and monitor for early signs of illness in eligible persons. Due to the limited supply of vaccine at this time, post-exposure prophylaxis will only be made available to those known to have been exposed within the previous 14 days to persons with monkeypox or persons that are attending an event at a venue where that monkeypox virus was known to have been transmitted

ADPH reports cases of monkeypox to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the case count is available on the CDC webpage at https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/response/2022/us-map.html               

As part of the investigative process, ADPH interviews the person with monkeypox, monitors contacts, and provides information regarding vaccine or treatment, as indicated.

For more information about monkeypox, visit the ADPH monkeypox webpage at https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/monkeypox/or the CDC monkeypox page at https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/          

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