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Monkeypox Vaccine Availability

Dooly county has a limited number of vaccines available by appointment only.
Please call 833-337-1749 to schedule an appointment.

Vaccines are available by appointment only; please register at https://ga.readyop.com/fs/59Vd/2d0c. You may also call 833-337-1749 for an appointment.

 The vaccine is a two dose series, with 28 days between doses.  Monkeypox vaccines will be available at no cost to the public.

All health departments are testing for monkeypox. Anyone who has been exposed to the virus or has monkeypox symptoms may schedule an appointment by calling 833-337-1749. 

Symptoms of monkeypox include fever, headache, muscle aches/backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, exhaustion, respiratory symptoms (e.g., sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough), and a rash that may be located on or near the genitals (penis, testicles, labia, and vagina) or anus but could also be on the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth. The rash will go through several stages, including scabs, before healing and may look like pimples or blisters and may be painful or itchy.

Monkeypox can be spread by:
Direct contact with the infectious rash, scabs, or body fluids
Respiratory secretions during prolonged, face to face contact, kissing or cuddling, and by sexual contact
Touching items, such as clothing or linens, that previously touched the infectious rash or body fluids

Monkeypox can spread from the time symptoms start until the rash has fully healed and a fresh layer of skin has formed.  The illness usually lasts two to four weeks and is rarely fatal.

Prevention of monkeypox
Anyone who has tested positive for monkeypox should isolate at home and follow CDC isolation guidance https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/clinicians/isolation-procedures.html. Do not have close skin to skin contact with others, including kissing, hugging, cuddling, and sexual contact.  Do not share eating utensils or cups, or handle or touch bedding, towels, or clothing of someone with monkeypox.

For more information, contact a healthcare provider, visit https://dph.georgia.gov/monkeypox, or call 833-337-1749 for information about hours for testing and vaccine availability in your county. 

Other Monkeypox Resources:
CDC: Monkeypox Signs and Symptoms
CDC: How Monkeypox Spreads
CDC: Monkeypox Prevention