Who Should Get The Monkey Pox Vaccine?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all individuals over 12 months of age get a single dose of the Monkey Pox vaccine. People over the age of 18 who are at high risk of exposure to the virus, such as those who work with non-human primates or laboratory personnel handling monkey pox virus specimens, should receive two doses of the vaccine.

A dose of the vaccine should also be administered to all lab personnel sensitive to the virus, regardless of age. Finally, it is strongly recommended that any person who has not previously been vaccinated against Monkey Pox receive a dose.

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