**AS OF DECEMBER 1, 2022, THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS ADOPTED THE USE OF THE TERM “MPOX” TO REFER TO MONKEYPOX.**
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Lord Fairfax Health District are responding to an outbreak of monkeypox that has spread across several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States. For information on monkeypox in Virginia, please visit the VDH monkeypox website. If you are a healthcare provider, please visit the monkeypox website for healthcare providers.
The Lord Fairfax Health District is working to ensure that residents who have been exposed or are at high risk of being exposed to monkeypox receive a vaccination. If you are interested in receiving a monkeypox vaccination, please call us at (540) 722-3470.
The Lord Fairfax Health District: Protecting You and Your Environment