A total of 2,300 cases of monkeypox have been reported in Florida since the beginning of the year. Most are still in South Florida, but Orange County has reported more than 200 infections. Seminole and Osceola counties have the next highest case counts in Central Florida, with 27 and 26 cases, respectively.
In total, the U.S. has reported more than 22,000 cases since the beginning of May.
Monkeypox Vaccinations available in Orange County
To keep the community informed on the Florida Department of Health in Orange County’s (DOH-Orange) activities to contain the spread of the Monkeypox virus and to provide Monkeypox Vaccinations, the following update is provided.
Monkeypox Update #3
Monkeypox Vaccination Appointment System
DOH-Orange’s Monkeypox Vaccination Appointment system opens at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, but not on holidays.
Visit the DOH-Orange website for eligibility and appointment registration at: https://orange.floridahealth.gov/index.html. Vaccinations are by appointment only, no walk-ins.
Anyone can get monkeypox, but men who have sex with men remain at the highest risk. Transmission of monkeypox generally requires prolonged, face-to-face contact, direct contact with an active rash, or indirect contact with an active rash through contaminated items, such as contaminated clothing.
If you are currently experiencing symptoms of Monkeypox, we encourage you to contact your healthcare provider.
Symptoms of Monkeypox include:
Fever, headache, muscle aches and backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, a rash that looks like pimples or blisters on the face, inside the mouth, and on other parts of the body like the hands, feet, chest, genital and anal area.
About the Florida Department of Health
The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts. For more information about the Florida Department of Health, please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov.
No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here