Accessing the monkeypox (MPXV) vaccine – initial batches

NSW Health has worked with the Commonwealth Department of Health to secure a limited amount of monkeypox vaccine for people at highest risk of infection.

We are working with a range of partner organisations and clinical services to identify the most vulnerable people in our community who will receive access to the vaccination. Since there is limited supply we are looking to care for those most at risk by prioritising their vaccination.

You will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility for the first phase of the vaccine roll-out. If you are not eligible for the first round you’ll be contacted by NSW Health from the end of September.

Please complete this online form if you are:

  • A Gay, Bisexual, or other man who has sex with other men

Priority for the first round of vaccine will be for those at greatest risk including those who have booked travel overseas to Europe or North America before 31 October 2022 and will have multiple sex partners while overseas.

Whilst one dose offers some protection against monkeypox, the vaccine will not be fully protective until at least 2 weeks after the full vaccine administration (after the second dose).

Monkey pox vaccine does not prevent all infections. As there is still a risk of infection following vaccination, it’s important to take preventive action and be aware of monkeypox symptoms. More information is available on the NSW Health website.

Please answer these questions honestly so that we can keep our community safe.   You may be required to show proof of your travel booking.

Appointments for the first round of vaccines will be through a clinic in Surry Hills.

Completing this online form is not a booking and does not guarantee you access to the vaccine.

The information you provide in this form is provided only for the purposes of registering your interest to receive a MPVX vaccination and for NSW Health to assess your eligibility for the MPVX vaccination. NSW Health will hold, use and disclose the information you provide for this purpose. The information you provide may also be used and disclosed by NSW Health where otherwise lawfully allowed or required.