DOH-ORANGEMONKEYPOX VACCINATION UPDATE #1 | Florida Department of Health in Orange

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Kent Donahue
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ORLANDO, Florida – The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) continues to provide monkeypox vaccines to contain the spread of monkeypox virus.

On the DOH-Orange website, many vaccination appointments are available. The appointment system opens at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, but not on public holidays.

Visit the DOH-Orange website for eligibility and appointment registration at: https://orange.floridahealth.gov/index.html. Vaccinations are by appointment only, no appointments.

Since the last week of June 2022, DOH-Orange has provided 3,254 Vaccinations against monkeypox through its appointment system and community outreach events.

In August 2022, DOH-Orange averages about 100 appointments per day, Monday through Friday.

As of August 26, 2022, DOH-Orange has expanded access to the FREE vaccine by:

  • from 100 appointments per day to 200 appointments per day, Monday to Friday
  • increased number of locations for Monkeypox appointments from one (1) location to six (6) locations (Central, Eastside, Lila Mitchell, Lake Underhill, Ocoee, Southside)

On August 13, 2022, the first outreach vaccination event took place with a community partner. Since then, DOH-Orange has held a total of 12 outreach vaccination events.

Monkeypox Media Update for September 2, 2022

  • Total number of Monkeypox vaccines supplied by DOH-Orange since June 2022: 3,254 (includes both appointments and community outreach events)
  • Monkeypox vaccines provided by DOH-Orange last week (August 21-27, 2022): 924
  • Appointments for the DOH-Orange Monkeypox vaccine scheduled from August 29 to September 3, 2022: 1,472
  • Total number of DOH-Orange Community Outreach Vaccination events held since June 2022: 12

Background

Anyone can get monkeypox, but men who have sex with men remain most at risk. Transmission of monkeypox usually requires prolonged face-to-face contact, direct contact with an active rash, or indirect contact with an active rash through contaminated objects, such as contaminated clothing.

If you are currently experiencing symptoms of Monkeypox, we encourage you to contact your health care provider.

Monkeypox symptoms include:

fever, headache, muscle aches and back pain, swollen lymph nodes, chills, rash that may look like pimples or blisters that appear on the face, inside the mouth and other parts of the body such as hands, feet, chest, genitals and anal area.

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