What You Need To Know About Monkeypox (PDF) from NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)
Update: As of July 1, 2022, 87 people in New York City have tested positive for orthopoxvirus. All cases are likely monkeypox, a contagious disease acquired through close physical contact. Most of those 87 individuals have had mild illness, have not been hospitalized, and have recovered on their own. Even with mild illness, the rash and sores from monkeypox can be itchy and painful. Anyone can get and spread monkeypox. Current cases are spreading mostly among social networks of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, so this community is currently at greater risk of exposure.
PLEASE NOTE: The links below are outside resources on monkeypox for the community and are not programs or services provided by The Door.
Monkeypox Vaccine Information
- The White House: FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration’s Monkeypox Outbreak Response
- New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH): Health Department Launches Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic for People Who May Have Been Exposed to Monkeypox
- Medrite: Make an Appointment for Monkeypox Vaccination in NYC
Information from Public Health Agencies
- NYC DOHMH: Monkeypox (Orthopoxvirus)
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Social Gatherings, Safer Sex, and Monkeypox
- CDC: Monkeypox Facts for People Who are Sexually Active
- CDC: Monkeypox FAQ
- CDC: 2022 Monkeypox and Orthopoxvirus Outbreak Global Map