The NHS in Sussex is urging people who have been invited to receive a vaccination against monkeypox to take up the offer, helping to protect themselves and the wider community. Although the number of people catching monkeypox overall remains low, the vaccine is being made more widely available to those at risk to help also reduce spread of the infection.
University Hospital Sussex is providing vaccination via Sexual Health clinics in Brighton and West Sussex by invitation only.
Monkeypox can be passed on from person to person through close physical skin-to-skin contact, including during sex. Anyone can get monkeypox, though currently most cases have been in men who are gay, bisexual or men who have sex with other men.
Sexual health services are providing vaccination to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) at highest risk of acquiring monkeypox. The UK Health Security Agency currently recommends that MVA is offered to:
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