Monkeypox Virus Vaccine

Updated: 9 May 2023

Monkeypox (MPX) vaccine appointments are available in SA.

Monkeypox (MPX) vaccine appointments are available in SA for people who meet the following criteria:

  • Post-exposure preventive vaccination (PEPV) for close contacts of mpx cases;
  • Primary preventive vaccination (PPV) for:
    • all sexually active gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men (including cis and trans men);
    • sexual partners of the people above; and
    • sex workers.


To make an appointment at our Hyde Street Practice, please phone 7099 5320.


It’s important to remember that MPX vaccine does not prevent all infections.
As there is still a risk of infection following vaccination, it’s important to take preventive action and be aware of MPX symptoms.

More information on MPX including symptoms, treatment and prevention is available via SA Health.