Public Health to offer monkeypox vaccine June 14

Plumas County Public Health will be conducting a one day MPOX (monkeypox) vaccination clinic on Wednesday, June 14, at its clinic in Quincy, with a followup second dose on July 12.  Mpox (monkeypox) is an infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus. It can cause a painful rash, enlarged lymph nodes and fever. See details in the flyer below.

When asked who should get the MPOX vaccine, Tina Venable, the health agency’s director of nursing said that the California Department of Public Health is recommending the vaccine in advance of upcoming pride events. Thus far there have been no cases reported in Plumas County, but Public Health is offering it to those who might be at high risk or who want to get the vaccine.