The PDPH Mpox website is here! Visit the page for everything you need to offer Mpox vaccine at your site. The page includes information on:
- Enrolling as a provider
- Ordering vaccine
- Vaccine administration
- Reporting wastage
Why the name change?
The World Health Organizations (WHO) announced this week that they are phasing out the use of the term “monkeypox.” The change was prompted by observation of racist and stigmatizing language online, in other settings, and in some communities when the outbreak expanded earlier this year.
In line with the WHO recommendation, the Philadelphia Immunization Program and CDC is phasing out use of the term “monkeypox” and will use the new term “mpox” going forward. This change from the WHO will enhance the U.S. response to mpox by using a less stigmatizing term. We appreciate your understanding as our team works to implement this change throughout the related documents, forms and webpages.
Please contact Kenya Mack, our Adult Coordinator, at Kenya.Mack@phila.gov.