Monkeypox (MPX)

This page provides the latest updates on MPX. This page will be updated regularly as the situation and guidance evolves.

Last updated: 27 October 2022

Clinicians who are presented with a suspected case of MPX should contact their local public health unit immediately.

Patients with any concerns should contact Health Direct on 1800 022 222.
Latest Announcements:


ASHM MPX Clinical Update Webinar - 27th October 2022

This webinar provided a clinical update on diagnosing, treating and managing MPX, as well as current vaccine strategies and public health impacts. Presented by Dr Vincent Cornelisse and a Q&A panel discussion with Dr James McMahon, Dr Sam Elliott and Heath Paynter (AFAO Deputy CEO).

Watch a recording of the webinar HERE.

 

ASHM MPX Vaccination Training Module

As a core partner in the National MPX Taskforce, ASHM has created a comprehensive training package to support the national vaccine rollout and protect communities at risk of MPX. The fully self-paced, interactive Monkeypox (MPX) Vaccination Training course is available on the ASHM On Demand platform, and free for all health workers in Australia. You can access the training by clicking on the link below.

 

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ASHM MPX Vaccination Training Video

It also includes a key video resource for vaccine providers, which outlines critical information on the correct storage, dosing and intradermal vaccination technique for administering the JYNNEOS® vaccine. Feel free to share the video below within your networks.

 

 

Jurisdictional Variance for Vaccination

Some recommendations outlined in the Video and eLearning above, such as preferred needle size/type or storage and transport conditions, may vary based on your jurisdiction's preference or availability. Please follow the below links for further guidance and contact information from your relevant State Health department.