As part of the Sex Now Survey that we have been conducting at Pride festivals this summer, we asked GBT2Q people their opinions on Monkeypox (mpox). We found that GBT2Q people wanted increased vaccine access and improved communication about mpox. We also found that many people were unsure if they had received a vaccine against mpox.
Getting vaccinated is a highly effective way to reduce the chances of mpox infection, and to prevent serious illness. Vaccines against mpox are now available for GBT2Q men in several provinces, including Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario (booking information varies by region), and Quebec.
Many people don’t know if they’ve been vaccinated against monkeypox (mpox). If you are under 50, you did not receive the vaccine as part of Canada’s smallpox/mpox vaccination program. Vaccines effective against smallpox and mpox were previously offered to everyone in Canada, but this program ended in 1972.
Visit cbrc.net/mpox to learn more.