Monkeypox is currently spreading among men who have sex with men in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties. However, there is a free vaccine that can help reduce your risk if you receive the first and the second dose.
PHSKC Sexual Health Clinic at Harborview
908 Jefferson St. Seattle, WA 98104 11th Floor
M/W/TH/F, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm and Tuesday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
AHF Healthcare Center
1016 E. Pike St., Ste 200. Seattle, WA 98122
M/W/TH/F, 8:30am – 5:30pm and Tuesday 11:30am-7:30pm
Sea Mar Community Health Centers
See web page for locations, contact information, and hours of operation.
Seattle Infectious Disease Clinic
509 Olive Way Ste 752 Seattle WA
M/T/W, 9am-5pm; TH, 8am-4pm; F, 9am-4pm
HealthPoint – Auburn North
923 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA
Mondays and Wednesdays only, 1pm-5pm
HealthPoint – Tukwila
13030 Military Road South
Mondays only, 10:30am-6:30pm
901 Boren Avenue, Suite 850 Seattle
By appointment only
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Monkeypox is a virus that is spread through close physical contact. A majority of monkeypox cases in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties have been among men who reported sexual or close intimate contact with other men.
The main symptoms of monkeypox are rashes and sores. The rash can look like bumps, pimples, and blisters that may be painful or itchy. Sores can look like lesions or ulcers. Rashes and sores may appear on one’s face, mouth, hands and feet, chest, genitals and anus.
People who get monkeypox may also develop flu-like symptoms:
However, the symptoms of monkeypox vary a lot. Many people with the infection never get a flu-like illness and the first thing they notice is a rash or sores. Some people report that their first symptom is rectal pain.
Symptoms usually start within 1-3 weeks of exposure to the virus. Monkeypox is rarely fatal, and most people recover in 2-4 weeks.
Monkeypox is contagious, and spreads by:
The current recommendations are to:
Note: The vaccine is estimated to be 85% effective after two doses. So other prevention measures should still be considered.
Other ways to reduce your risk:
If you or your partners feel sick, or have any rashes or sores:
If you don’t have a doctor or health insurance, you can get tested and treated for monkeypox, and STDs, at the Public Health – Seattle & King County Sexual Health Clinic at Harborview, open M/W/TH/F, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm and Tuesday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm.