Monkeypox Information

Monkeypox Information

Monkeypox Information

 
 
Updated Aug. 15, 2022
 


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get tested for monkeypox at Maryville?
Yes, the monkeypox test requires that a sore be swabbed and sent to the lab for testing. Testing is widely available through commercial labs. If you suspect that you have had close contact with someone with monkeypox and have a sore on your body, please call the Health and Wellness office to get tested.

Can I get vaccinated for monkeypox at Maryville?
Due to the limited supply of monkeypox vaccine allocated to Missouri, vaccination is being conducted by the Department of Public Health only. Only those who are likely to have been recently exposed to monkeypox are currently eligible, as recommended by the CDC. Criteria for eligibility may change in the future as we learn more about the disease and the supply of vaccine increases.

Should I let Maryville know if I test positive for monkeypox?
Yes, if you have tested and are diagnosed with monkeypox, report your case right away to Health and Wellness. You will also be required to isolate at home, unless you have extenuating circumstances, until all of your rash lesions have resolved and a fresh layer of skin has formed. To report your case and to discuss extenuating circumstances, call Health and Wellness at 314-529-9520.

More information

https://stlouiscountymo.gov/st-louis-county-departments/public-health/monkeypox/