CDC is updating webpages with the term "mpox" to reduce stigma and other issues associated with prior terminology. This change is aligned with the recent World Health Organization decision.

Information For Healthcare Professionals

UpdatedInterim Clinical Considerations for Monkeypox Vaccination

CDC has updated its Interim Clinical Considerations for using the JYNNEOS and ACAM2000 vaccines during the 2022 U.S. monkeypox outbreak, including an alternative regimen for administering the JYNNEOS vaccine intradermally.

Caring for Patients
Key Characteristics for Identifying Monkeypox

CDC urges healthcare providers in the U.S. to be alert for patients who have rash illnesses consistent with monkeypox.

Prevent and Control Monkeypox
Vaccine Information

When properly administered before an exposure, vaccines are effective at protecting people against monkeypox.