MonkeyPox

Monkeypox

Do you have questions about monkeypox? Call 02/214.19.29

This telephone information line for the general public and health professionals is available from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5.30 pm, and on Saturdays, from 9 am to 1 pm. The operators will answer questions in French, Dutch and English.

Key information about monkeypox

All information on the official websites:

La COCOM : https://www.ccc-ggc.brussels/en/monkeypox

Sciensano: Information for patients (only available in Dutch or French)

Vaccine against monkeypox

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Information about monkeypox vaccination

Currently, there is no specific vaccine for monkeypox in the EU/EEA. However, the smallpox vaccine provides cross-protection against monkeypox. 

You can get vaccinated in two cases. In both cases, you must fulfil certain conditions to be able to receive the vaccine.

  • First case: vaccination after exposure to the virus
  • Second case: preventive vaccination (before exposure to the virus)

The vaccinating physician decides whether or not vaccination is needed following an individual risk

Persons who have been vaccinated against smallpox, will not be vaccinated again (except in case of immunodeficiency). People who have already been infected with the monkeypox virus, will not be vaccinated.

Where to get vaccinated?

In Brussels, you can currently get vaccinated at 4 centres:

  • CHU Saint-Pierre,
  • UZ brussel, 
  • Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc,
  • Erasme

    Monkeypox FAQ ( ccc-cgg website)

    https://www.ccc-ggc.brussels/en/monkeypox

     

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