July 8, 2024

A smiling young black person with glittery eye shadow celebrates Pride with a crowd of other people. Text over the image says Stay Safe Stay Proud.Get free mpox vaccines every Friday in July at the Health Department’s Immunization Clinic. No appointment needed. First and second doses for those 18 years old and up.

Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent mpox. The vaccine is recommended for those at higher risk of getting mpox. Who should get the vaccine»

Anyone can get mpox. In the U.S., men who have sex with men have been the most affected and are considered at higher risk.

It's best to get vaccinated before you're exposed. If you’ve only had one dose, it’s time to get your second one. Getting both doses offers the most protection.

Dates & Location

Fridays, July 12, 19 and 26 | 10 am to 1 pm 

Multnomah County Health Department
619 NW 6th Avenue, Room 150, Portland

Mpox Can Be Serious

Caused by a virus that usually spreads through close physical contact, mpox often causes a rash along with a flu-like illness. The rash can be very painful and leave scars.

When you're vaccinated, you’re less likely to get and spread mpox. Symptoms are also less severe if you do get it. More about mpox

Contact Us

Community Immunization Program
503-988-4724, language interpreters available