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Mpox (formerly known as monkeypox)


Get the current vaccine status in Philadelphia, view a list of recent updates, and see the latest posts and press releases about mpox.

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Current vaccine status

Mpox vaccine availability has increased in Philadelphia. Vaccine doses are available for anyone who believes they are likely to be exposed to mpox. 

To learn more, visit the Vaccines page.

Recent updates


December 2, 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have begun using a new preferred term “mpox” as a synonym for monkeypox. This website is being updated to reflect this change.

Outbreak response plan

September 8, 2022

This plan describes the Health Department’s guiding principles and action steps to address the 2022 mpox outbreak in Philadelphia.