The NHS Covid vaccine service is also now offering appointments to carers and pregnant women, with bookings able to be made online or over the phone. If eligible, book your vaccination on NHS.UK. People aged 75 and over, the severely immunosuppressed, and frontline health and care workers have been able to book their latest booster […]
The most effective way to protect yourself from monkeypox is to get vaccinated.
A smallpox (Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA)) vaccination is being offered to people who are most at risk. To offer as wide-scale community protection as possible only one dose of the vaccine is currently being offered to those eligible. It is expected that second doses will be offered when possible.
The vaccination does not guarantee protection against monkeypox, but it is effective at reducing the likelihood of symptomatic infection and severe illness.
It is important to remain vigilant to monkeypox symptoms even when vaccinated.
More information on the vaccine can be found in the UK Health Security Agency’s (UKHSA) Monkeypox Vaccination Strategy: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/monkeypox-outbreak-vaccination-strategy