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Mpox Information

Public health restrictions

COVID regulations have changed, however face coverings are still encouraged 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 Mpox, 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. 


The epidemiological picture is reassuring with the case numbers of Mpox continuing to fall worldwide with very few cases in Scotland for many months.

After our initial high intensity response to Mpox vaccination we have for the time being paused this as is not currently recommended to be given as part of the wider sexual health vaccine programmes. Rest assured we will keep this under review should the situation change, and should this happen it will be published here and on our social media platforms.

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

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

Mpox Information Session Recording

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

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 Mpox.

Public Health Scotland

Will I be offered the vaccination ?

Information on the Mpox vaccine

As Mpox 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 Mpox.

Find out more about this vaccine on NHS Inform.

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

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