At High Risk for Monkeypox? Let PW Health District Know

At High Risk for Monkeypox? Let PW Health District Know

The Prince William Health District (PWHD), as part of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), is working with other local public health agencies to respond to the current outbreak of monkeypox cases in our community. As part of this effort, the district wants to hear from residents who are at higher risk and seek vaccination.

PWHD is:

  1. Offering limited testing and vaccines to prevent further spread of the monkeypox virus to those who are at high risk of getting the infection.
  2. Providing education and guidance to community healthcare providers, cases, and their high risk contacts (most likely to get infected), and monitoring high risk contacts for developing a monkeypox infection (Case Investigation and Contact Tracing).
  3. Sharing educational information and vaccines to community partners who provide services to populations at greatest risk.

PWHD Vaccine Interest Survey

PWHD is working to ensure that residents of Prince William County, Manassas City, and Manassas Park who have been exposed or are at high risk of being exposed to monkeypox receive a vaccination. If you are interested in receiving a monkeypox vaccination, please complete our interest survey.

Click this link: PWHD Monkeypox Vaccine Interest Survey

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend widespread vaccination for monkeypox at this time. PWHD has received a small amount of vaccine from VDH and will provide more information as additional vaccine supplies become available.