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Monkeypox Information

In response to COVID-19 and monkeypox

COVID regulations are changing, however physical distancing and face coverings are still required at health care settings across Scotland.

Please note that appointment only clinics are still in place. Find out more about Sandyford's current service updates here.

If you believe you have Monkeypox, or have come into contact in the last 21 days with someone who has or have symptoms consistent with the case definition, please do not come into Sandyford without phoning first: 01412118130. 


We have appointments available for eligible patients who require their FIRST monkeypox vaccine and are living in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

These will take place on Saturday 26th November

Monkeypox information for gay, bisexual men, and men who have sex with men

Find out what monkeypox is, who is most at risk of infection and who is being offered the vaccine on NHS Inform.

Monkeypox Information Session Recording

On 11 August, LGBT+ organisations, in partnership with the NHS held a live Q&A session regarding Monkeypox and Scotland’s vaccine programme. View a recording of the webinar by clicking the link below.

We are working hard to deliver the vaccine for all of our patients. We appreciate this is a worrying time for you and any of your sexual partners.

In partnership with Public Health we are prioritising patients who meet eligibility criteria. This will mean you may need to wait a little longer for your appointment. This may be disappointing news, however we can assure you we are doing everything we can to increase available access to our vaccination clinics.  

We are delivering a balanced approach to access for sexual health services which includes being able to offer appointments for PrEP & regular sexual health check-ups.

Please continue to contact us if you are experiencing symptoms for Monkeypox or require other urgent care from Sandyford Services.

For up to date information including why you have not been selected yet, please see the links below from Public Health Scotland.

Thank you for your continued patience.

Further Information

Patient Information Leaflet - Imvanex

IMVANEX is a vaccine used to prevent smallpox infection in adults.

Public Health Scotland

Important information for before and after exposure to monkeypox.

Public Health Scotland

The vaccine is recommended for me – why do I still have to wait?

Information on the monkeypox vaccine

As monkeypox is caused by a virus similar to the one that causes smallpox, vaccines designed for smallpox are considered effective in preventing or reducing the severity of monkeypox.

Find out more about this vaccine on NHS Inform.

Why do I have to wait for my vaccination against monkeypox?

There is a limited supply of the vaccine so, initially, one dose is being offered to those at highest risk.