The Florida Department of Health in Orange County’s (DOH-Orange) Monkeypox Vaccination Appointment System has several appointment slots available this week at the Central Campus, Southside Campus, and the Ocoee Campus.
Visit the DOH-Orange website for eligibility and appointment registration at: https://orange.floridahealth.gov/index.html.
The appointment system opens at 8:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. This vaccination effort is by appointment only, with 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 can look like pimples or blisters that appear 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.