If you live in England, you can use this service to find an mpox (previously known as monkeypox) vaccination site.
Mpox is caused by a similar virus to smallpox. The smallpox (MVA) vaccine should give a good level of protection against mpox.
The NHS is offering smallpox vaccination to people who are most likely to be exposed to mpox.
Important: Changes to mpox vaccination
The NHS mpox outbreak vaccination programme will be ending soon.
To get mpox vaccination you will need to have had:
- your 1st dose by 16 June 2023
- your 2nd dose (completed your vaccination course) by 31 July 2023
Who can get an mpox vaccination at a vaccination site
Vaccination sites are offering smallpox vaccination to:
- men who are gay, bisexual or have sex with other men, and who have multiple partners, participate in group sex or attend sex-on-premises venues
- staff who work at sex-on-premises venues
You do not need to be registered with a GP to get vaccinated at an mpox vaccination site.
The NHS is prioritising 1st doses. Your local NHS services will contact you when you can get your 2nd dose.
How it works
Select the find an mpox vaccination site button to look for vaccination sites near you.
You can check how to contact the vaccination sites to book an appointment. You need to book an appointment to get vaccinated.Find an mpox vaccination site
Page last reviewed: 20 October 2022
Next review due: 25 April 2025