Monkeypox Virus Alert
Monkeypox is a rare disease that can make you sick, including a rash, which may look like pimples or blisters, often with an earlier flu-like illness. Monkeypox can spread to anyone through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact. Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has monkeypox is at risk, but early data suggest that gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men make up a high number of cases.
Important information for patients
Codman offers limited testing for Monkeypox through our Urgent Care Clinic according to clinical and public health recommendations.
We are vaccinating qualifying individuals for Monkeypox. Currently, anyone who has had a known exposure to Monkeypox in the last 14 days is eligible for the vaccine.
Request an appointment online or call 617-822-8271 to schedule a vaccine appointment.
Walk-ins will be accepted Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm.
Check your eligibility at mass.gov/monkeypox
Visit the CDC page about Monkeypox for complete information about symptoms.
Monkeypox is not as contagious as COVID-19. Where one person with COVID-19 could infect up to 15 people, one person with Monkeypox typically only transmits it to one other person.
Monkeypox usually causes a mild illness and is not usually deadly. However, children and people who have other health problems are at risk for more severe cases.
Visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for more information about Monkeypox.
Quincey Roberts, Executive Director of the City of Boston LGBTQ+ Advancement Office, received his Monkeypox vaccine at Codman Square Health Center on August 13, 2022.