Monkeypox Vaccination

Monkeypox Vaccination

If you live in England, you can use this service to find a monkeypox vaccination site.

Monkeypox is caused by a similar virus to smallpox. The smallpox (MVA) vaccine should give a good level of protection against monkeypox.

The NHS is offering smallpox vaccination to people who are most likely to be exposed to monkeypox.

Who can get monkeypox vaccination at a vaccination site

Vaccination sites are offering smallpox vaccination to:

  • men who are gay, bisexual or have sex with other men, and who have multiple partners, participate in group sex or attend sex-on-premises venues
  • staff who work at sex-on-premises venuesYou do not need to be registered with a GP to get vaccinated at a monkeypox vaccination site.

The NHS is prioritising 1st doses. Your local NHS services will contact you when you can get your 2nd dose.

How it works

Select the find a monkeypox vaccination site button to look for vaccination sites near you.

You can check how to contact the vaccination sites to book an appointment. You need to book an appointment to get vaccinated.