Ventura County Public Health has and will continue to monitor Monkeypox locally. At this time there are two confirmed cases in Ventura County and based on the information available, the risk of Monkeypox in the general population remains very low. If you develop a suspicious rash or were in contact with someone who has tested positive for Monkeypox, speak to your Primary Care Provider right away for guidance and testing. For more information on Monkeypox, including symptoms, transmission, and prevention tips, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s Monkeypox Webpage.
Anyone can get monkeypox, so it is important to be informed, however, if you do not have multiple or anonymous sex partners, your chances for exposure to monkeypox are low.
If you have been in close contact with someone who has monkeypox or are experiencing monkeypox symptoms, you should call your health care provider right away for guidance and testing.
For more information on monkeypox, including symptoms as well as resources on how to help prevent the spread and protect yourself, visit: www.vchca.org/ph.
At this time the limited supply of vaccines coming from CDPH is being administered through Ventura County Public Health and prioritized for those who meet these eligibility requirements or who have been in close contact with a confirmed case.
If you think you may be eligible for a vaccine, please call Ventura County Public Health to be screened and scheduled (if appropriate). It is important to note that until Public Health receives more vaccine supply from CDPH, eligibility does not guarantee a vaccine.
The number to reach Public Health is: 805- 981-5201.
The Public Health line is open Monday-Friday from 8 AM- 5 PM.
*If you call between 12 PM- 1 PM, the office will be closed but you may leave a message for your call to be returned.
To view The Governor’s PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY, click here.
Click here to view the July 22, 2022 Ventura County Public Health Media Release on the first confirmed case of Monkeypox.
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