Saturday, September 30, 2023

Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts Expand Monkeypox Vaccine and Testing Services


(WYDaily/ Courtesy of VDH)

HAMPTON-NEWPORT NEWS — Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts announced that they are expanding monkeypox vaccine and testing services to the general public at clinics located at 3130 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, and 416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News. 

VDH recommends the monkeypox vaccine for people at high risk of exposure. This includes: 

  • People with a known exposure to someone with monkeypox
  • People, of any sexual orientation or gender, who have had anonymous or multiple (more than one) sexual partners in the last two weeks
  • Sex workers of any sexual orientation or gender
  • Staff (of any sexual orientation or gender) at establishments where sexual activity occurs
  • Anyone living with HIV or AIDS and anyone recently diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection

VDH reports currently there are 119 cases of monkeypox in the Eastern region, with 43 of those occurring within the Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts.

VDH notes vaccination is by appointment only and can be scheduled at its official website or by phone at 757-594-7400.

Testing for monkeypox is also available and may be scheduled at 3130 Victoria Blvd., Hampton by calling 757-728-2150.

For appointments at 416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, call 757-594-7300.

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