Monkey Pox Vaccination Clinics
Hamilton Public Health Services is following federal and provincial guidance on the administration of Imvamune vaccines to protect those most at risk of contracting the monkeypox virus. The clinic is intended for community members 18 years old and over who are transgender or cisgender individuals who self-identify as a man and belong to the community of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men community, as well as at least one of the following:
These at-risk populations have been identified based on Ontario Ministry of Health guidelines.
By appointment only – for those at risk. To book an appointment for 1st & 2nd doses call the Sexual Health Info Line at 905-528-5894.
To see more information on monkeypox and other resources visit https://www.hamilton.ca/public-health/health-topics/monkeypox
Visit https://www.bchu.org/MonkeypoxClinics to book an appointment
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is working with provincial and territorial public health partners to investigate cases of monkeypox in Canada.
Monkeypox is a viral disease that can spread from person-to-person through close contact including sexual contact, with an infected person’s skin, bodily fluids, mucosal surfaces (including eyes, nose and mouth), and contaminated objects or shared personal items, such as clothing, linens, bedding, towels, toothbrushes, and utensils.
Anyone can get infected and spread monkeypox if they come into close contact with someone who has the virus, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, or race. Understanding of the virus is still evolving, and more information will be provided as it becomes available. While most reported cases in Canada in this outbreak are currently among gay and bisexual men, monkeypox is not exclusive to any group or setting. When it comes to talking about any infectious disease, stigmatization can lead to a misunderstanding of risks and negative health outcomes.
The outbreak investigation into cases of monkeypox is ongoing. As the investigation evolves, it is anticipated that additional cases will be reported. The latest information including on Canadian case numbers is available on Canada.ca/monkeypox.
PHAC has information available on Canada.ca with regards to:
Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) also has a toolkit available for Pride Season: