Social Media Toolkit

The following resources developed to support mpox recommendations can be downloaded or printed. The social media messages can be used for Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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Social Media Content

Click an image to download it. The copy samples can be used for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram posts. Keep in mind that URLs do not become active links when used on Instagram. To direct Instagram users to an external website, add the link to your bio and let your followers know to click the link in your bio for more information.

Signs and Symptoms of Mpox

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#Mpox can cause a painful, itchy rash on various parts of the body that looks like sores or blisters. Common symptoms include fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, muscle aches and backache, exhaustion, headache, and respiratory symptoms. Learn more:

An illustration of people experiencing symptoms of mpox.

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#DYK? People with #mpox may experience all or only a few symptoms. Mpox illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks. If you have a new or unexplained rash or other symptoms, contact a healthcare provider to get checked out.

Mpox Vaccination

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Although infections after mpox vaccination are possible, getting the two-dose vaccine makes getting and spreading mpox less likely. The vaccine also may help make symptoms less severe and easier to manage. If you have mpox symptoms, get tested, even if you’ve been vaccinated. Learn more:

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Got your mpox vaccine? 1 dose is a good start, but 2 doses offer better protection against mpox. Get maximum protection by getting your second dose as soon as you can. Find a vaccine:

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Two doses of the mpox vaccine are the strongest protection. Maximize your protection against mpox and get your second dose of the vaccine. Even if you got your first dose a long time ago, you can still get the second dose. Learn more:

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Get both doses of the mpox vaccine for the best protection. If you haven’t gotten your second dose yet, it’s not too late to get it. You can get the mpox vaccine in your forearm, upper back, or shoulder. Learn more:


¿Te vacunaste contra la viruela símica? 1 dosis es un buen comienzo, pero 2 te dan la máxima protección contra la viruela símica. Ponte la 2.a dosis lo antes posible. Encuentra una vacuna:

Dos dosis de la vacuna contra la viruela símica son la más fuerte protección. Maximiza esta protección y ponte la segunda dosis. Te la puedes poner aunque hayas recibido la primera hace tiempo. Infórmate más:

Ponte las dos dosis de la vacuna contra la viruela símica para recibir la mejor protección. Si no te has puesto la segunda dosis todavía, no es demasiado tarde. Te la pueden poner en el brazo, el hombro o la parte superior de la espalda. Infórmate más:

People at Risk for Severe Mpox

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#Mpox is a serious disease. It can be painful, and people can be contagious for weeks. Protect yourself and your community by learning how to prevent mpox:

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People with untreated HIV are more likely to get very severe cases of mpox. The mpox vaccine is safe for people with HIV: get two doses of the mpox vaccine as soon as you can. If you don’t know your HIV status, get tested.

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Although most people with mpox recover on their own at home, some people are more at risk for severe disease and should discuss treatment options with their healthcare provider if they get mpox. These groups include people with uncontrolled HIV or people with certain skin conditions. Learn more:

Personas en riesgo de viruela símica grave

La #ViruelaSímica es una enfermedad grave. Puede ser dolorosa y las personas pueden ser contagiosas durante semanas. Protégete y protege a tu comunidad al saber cómo prevenir la viruela símica:

Las personas con el VIH sin tratar tienen más probabilidades de tener casos muy graves de viruela símica. La vacuna contra la viruela símica es segura para las personas con el VIH: ponte dos dosis de la vacuna contra la viruela símica lo antes posible. Si no sabes tu estatus del VIH, hazte la prueba.

Aunque la mayoría de las personas con viruela símica se recuperan por sí solas en casa, algunas tienen mayor riesgo de enfermarse gravemente y deberían hablar con su proveedor de atención médica sobre opciones de tratamiento si contraen viruela símica. Estos grupos incluyen a las personas con el VIH no controlado o a las personas con ciertas afecciones de la piel. Infórmate más:

Planning to Attend a Large Gathering or Event?

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#Mpox can spread through close, sustained physical contact. Consider how much skin-to-skin contact is likely to occur at any event you plan to attend. Here’s how you can protect yourself and others before, during, and after an event:

¿Planea asistir a un festival o evento?

La viruela símica o del mono puede propagarse a través del contacto físico cercano y continuo. Considera cuánto contacto cercano de piel a piel es probable que ocurra en el evento al que piensas ir. Mira aquí cómo te puedes proteger a ti y a los demás:

Visual Examples of Mpox Rash

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#Mpox can cause a rash that may look like pimples or blisters, sometimes with respiratory symptoms. Learn what to do if you have a new or unexplained rash or other symptoms:

Ejemplos visuales de sarpullido por viruela símica o del mono

La viruela símica o del mono puede causar un sarpullido que puede verse como granos o ampollas, a veces con síntomas respiratorios. Infórmate sobre qué hacer si tienes un sarpullido o síntomas nuevos o sin causa aparente:

Take These Steps to Prevent Getting Mpox

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#Mpox can spread to anyone through close, personal contact. Avoid skin-to-skin contact with people who have a rash that looks like mpox.

Learn other steps you can take to prevent mpox:

Tome estas medidas para prevenir contraer la viruela símica o del mono

La viruela símica o del mono puede propagarse a cualquier persona por el contacto cercano personal. Evita el contacto de piel a piel con alguien que tenga un sarpullido similar al de la viruela del mono. Averigua qué más puedes hacer para prevenirla:

What Clinicians Need to Know

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Clinicians: Could you recognize a case of #mpox? See the latest information on how to recognize this illness and prevent, test for, and treat patients who have it.

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Clinicians: Diagnosis of another #STI doesn’t necessarily rule out #mpox. Learn more about how to identify and diagnose #mpox and what STIs might be concurrent infections.

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Clinicians: the #mpox outbreak is not over. Make sure you’re up to date on the symptoms and how to help your patients protect themselves from this illness.

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Clinicians: summer gatherings could lead to new cases of mpox. Talk to your patients about the JYNNEOS vaccine. Two doses are more effective than one.