Monkeypox virus (MPV) infection can cause an illness that includes rashes and other flu-like symptoms. It does not commonly occur in the United States, but the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District (RRHD) are responding to an outbreak of cases.
Monkeypox vaccine is now available in RRHD. We have a very limited supply, and are 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 obtaining monkeypox vaccination, please call the Fauquier County Health Department and ask to speak with an epidemiologist or Stephanie Peterson, RRHD Disease Intervention Specialist: (540) 347-6400.