Mpox (monkeypox) is a disease caused by infection with the mpox virus. Since May 2022, there has been a multi-country outbreak of mpox which has mostly impacted men who have sex with men. 




Spread and symptoms 

Mpox can be spread from person-to-person through skin-to-skin contact, contact with contaminated surfaces or objects, and respiratory droplets. 

Symptoms can include a rash, fever, chills, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat and exhaustion. Proctitis or urethritis can also occur. Learn more about mpox symptoms.  


Accessing vaccination

Mpox vaccine is now available in the Grampians region. If you’re eligible you can get the vaccination now. If you have had your first dose, you can now get your second dose. Check if you are eligible here. 


The following Grampians Region clinics are taking bookings for mpox vaccination. 


Several clinics in Melbourne are also offering vaccination. If you need to discuss another option, please contact the GPHU on 1300 988 909 or



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