*Please note, as of 12/1/2022 The CDC and WHO have referenced an official name change of monkeypox, now being referred to as mpox. Our website reflects this change, but also has older material that refers to mpox using the older names, "monkeypox" or "mpv." Moving forward, all references will use "mpox."
Thank you for visiting our resource page for Mpox (MPV). Below are key points of information for you to know about MPV.
What is Mpox?
READ: OUTSpoken: Protecting yourself against MPV: Everything you need to know
READ: NYTIMES: How did the 2022-Monkeypox Outbreak start?
Where can I get vaccinated?
The LOFT LGBTQ Community Center (in partnership with Westchester County) is currently hosting four, first-dose clinics by appointment only (Information about the second dose will be given to those during their first dose inoculation). All people must be 18 years and up. These clinics are strictly for 1st-dose participants only.
- MPV Vaccine Clinic 1: July 28-Thursday
- MPV Vaccine Clinic 2: August 4-Thursday
- MPV Vaccine Clinic 3: August 11-Thursday
- MPV Vaccine Clinic 4: August 18-Thursday
- MPV VACCINE CLINIC 5: FIRST DOSE: SEPTEMBER 8
Other Places in Westchester where you can get vaccinated:
- Westchester County Department of Health is also holding MPV vaccine clinics, click here to learn more.
- Westchester Medical Center is also holding vaccine clinics as well, click here to learn more.
- Mount Vernon Neighbourhood Health Center, Inc. : Use their 24-hour number 914 885-6529 to schedule appointments, we also take walk-ins and can register walk-ins for the Monkeypox and administer at our site as well.
- Open Door Medical Clinic (Ossining): The vaccine clinic is at the Ossining location for people who do not have their care established at Open Door. People can call 914-632-2737 and request an appt with Dr. Chen-Illamos. Please be advised that these appts are with clinicians and not nurse visits as it was for the Covid vaccine.
- The HOPE Center (Yonkers): The HOPE Center is dispersing Monkey Pox Vaccines once a week, the individual must call to schedule an appointment at 914-705-3438 and speak with the Assistant Director Lorens Hidalgo. The HOPE Center does offer Monkey Pox testing but only for HOPE Center patients.
Where can I get tested?
- Open Door Facilities: 6 locations: Port Chester, Ossining, Sleepy Hollow, Mount Kisco, Mamaroneck, and Brewster
What else do I need to know?
Read The LOFT's press releases, click here
Governor Hochul Declares State Disaster Emergency in Response to Ongoing Monkeypox Outbreak, click to read
Interim Guidance for Prevention and Treatment of Monkeypox in Persons with HIV Infection — United States, August 2022, click to read
New York State Department of Health: Monkeypox
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Monkeypox
FDA: TPOXX (experimental treatment if you have monkeypox)
Dr. Carlton: General medical advice and helpful information
For inquiries about this page contact [email protected]
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