Monkeypox updates and vaccination sites

Fresno County now has 17 confirmed cases of Monkeypox.
FCDPH website is updated regularly with the latest numbers & resources.

Since the outset of the global monkeypox outbreak in May, public health and infectious disease experts have told the public that the virus is largely transmitting through skin-to-skin contact, in particular during sex between men.

Now, however, an expanding cadre of experts has come to believe that sex between men itself — both anal as well as oral intercourse — is likely the main driver of global monkeypox transmission. The skin contact that comes with sex, these experts say, is probably much less of a risk factor. Researchers have found monkeypox in semen and have been able to culture that virus, which suggests it could transmit through ejaculation. Also, the authors of two recent studies have detected the virus after taking anal swabs among men who had monkeypox but were asymptomatic, which indicates that the virus might transmit from the anorectal area during anal intercourse before people develop symptoms. Experts say more research is needed on both these fronts.

“A growing body of evidence supports that sexual transmission, particularly through seminal fluids, is occurring with the current MPX outbreak,” said Dr. Aniruddha Hazra, medical director of the University of Chicago Sexual Wellness Clinic, referring to monkeypox and to recent studies that found the virus in semen.

Monkeypox Vaccine Eligibility

(Updated Qualified Groups)
Sex workers of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
Gay, bisexual and other men or trans people who have sex with men and meet at least one of the
following criteria:
New Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) diagnosis within the last 12 months.
Are on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
Were diagnosed with Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and/or Syphilis within the past 12 months.
Engaged in sex with multiple partners in the past 14 days.
Identified as a close contact of someone who has Monkeypox (suspected or confirmed case).
Laboratory workers, certain clinicians, and public health response team members who routinely handle Monkeypox virus samples for diagnosis or testing purposes or has a high-risk occupational exposure.
Attendees of events/venues where known Monkeypox exposure has occurred within the past 14 days.

Monkeypox Vaccine Locations

The Fresno County
Department of
Public Health (FCDPH),
Immunization Clinic
1221 Fulton St.,
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 600-3550
UCSF Fresno
550 E. Shaw Ave.,
Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 349-8082
Fresno EOC- LGBTQ+ Resource Center
1252 Fulton St.,
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 325-4527
Mon: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Thurs: 9am – 11am
Fresno EOC Community Health Center
1047 R St.,
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 499-1690
Tues and Wed: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Fresno EOC- Calaveras Clinic
2430 Calaveras St.,
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 457-7815
Wed and Fri: 9am – 11am
Family HealthCare Network
290 N. Wayte Lane,
Fresno, CA 93701
(559) 459-5700
Fresno EOC- Local Conservation Corps
1805 E. California Ave.
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 264-1048
Tues: 9am – 11am
United Health
Centers- Parlier
429 E. Manning
Parlier, CA 93648
1 (800) 492-4227
Kaiser Permanente
(Kaiser members only)
7300 N. Fresno St.,
Fresno, CA 93720
(559) 448-3156
Alpha Care Pharmacy
15010 W. Whitesbridge Ave.,
Kerman, CA 93630
(559) 400-8883

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