Monkeypox vaccinations now available in Corvallis

Monkeypox vaccination for eligible patients is available at Samaritan Infectious Disease – Corvallis, 2640 NW Samaritan Drive, Suite 210, Corvallis.

Receiving a vaccination before being exposed to monkeypox provides the best chance to prevent disease. Those who have been exposed should be vaccinated as soon as possible, ideally within four days, to help prevent the disease or make it less severe.

The Oregon Health Authority recommends monkeypox vaccination for the following people:

♦ Anyone who has been identified by public health as a contact of someone with monkeypox.

♦ Anyone who has had close contact with someone with monkeypox.

♦ Anyone who anticipates having or has had recent direct skin-to-skin contact with at least one other person and who knows others in their social circles or communities who have had monkeypox.

♦ Laboratory workers who routinely perform monkeypox virus testing.

♦ Clinicians who have had a high-risk occupational exposure to monkeypox.

Currently, it is not recommended for the broader public.

These vaccinations are free to eligible patients and also available through county public health departments. To determine such a need, speak to a healthcare provider or contact your local county public health department.

For more information, visit samhealth.org/Monkeypox. To make an appointment, visit samhealth.org/Monkeypox or call (541) 768-5810.