Some questions and answers presented during the live webinar have been revised to more clearly reflect the current recommendations. You will find the edited questions and answers in the updated questions and answers below.
Join us on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. ET to 3:00 p.m. ET to learn more about the basics of monkeypox and CDC’s response to the current outbreak.
You will learn about the signs and symptoms of monkeypox, how it spreads, understanding your risk, and how to prevent and treat monkeypox. You’ll also hear about the trends for the current outbreak in the United States, how CDC is responding to and working toward reducing stigma surrounding monkeypox, and how you can help.
This webinar will feature Neal Carnes, PhD, LGBTQ+ Equity Advisor for CDC’s Monkeypox Response, and Lieutenant Commander Caroline Schrodt, MD, MSPH, Clinical Consultations Lead for CDC’s Monkeypox Response. Closed captioning and live ASL and Spanish interpretation will be available.
- Neal Carnes, PhD – LGBTQ+ Equity Advisor, Monkeypox Response
- Lieutenant Commander Caroline Schrodt, MD, MSPH – Clinical Consultations Lead for CDC’s Monkeypox Response
When: Wednesday September 28, 2022, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register for the webinar: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_8zR7JFz2SCSiylJwoFebpw
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- Are people who had monkeypox considered immune after recuperating from the disease or should they get vaccinated?
- We are still learning more about this outbreak. Having had monkeypox once reduces the chance of getting monkeypox again in the future. At this time CDC does not recommend that those diagnosed with monkeypox during this outbreak be vaccinated.
- Is this vaccine available to people younger than 18 years old?
- Yes, if they meet certain criteria. You can learn more about who should get vaccinated on CDC’s Monkeypox Vaccination Basics page. If you need help deciding whether you should get vaccinated, talk to a healthcare provider or contact your local health department.
- How long after being infected with monkeypox should a person receive their 1st and/or 2nd dose of the monkeypox vaccine? If someone has or had monkeypox, should they get vaccinated as soon as possible, or should there be a delay before they get the vaccine?
- At this time, CDC does not recommend that someone who has had monkeypox during the current outbreak (since May 2022) get vaccinated after they have had the disease. CDC does not recommend that someone who gets monkeypox after receiving their first dose of JYNNEOS vaccine get the second dose. Having had monkeypox once reduces the chance of getting monkeypox again in the future. If you have monkeypox, you are advised to stay at home (isolate), until your monkeypox rash has healed and a new layer of skin has formed.
After this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Describe the signs and symptoms of monkeypox
- Identify the various ways monkeypox can spread
- Identify and promote monkeypox preventive methods
- Describe how CDC is working to prevent stigma surrounding monkeypox
- Describe actions they can take to help
- Zoom Webinar/Audio conference call on 9/28/2022: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m . (Eastern Time)
- Materials: PowerPoint slide set (see Call Materials)
- Public health professionals
- Emergency responders
- Health communicators
- Program managers
- Health educators
- Nonclinical members of the public
- Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Support/Funding: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Risk Communication Branch
- Method of Participation: You may participate in the educational activity by viewing the program information above.
- Fees: EPIC webinars are free.
Continuing education will not be offered for this webinar
CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.
CECH: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced level continuing education contact hours available are 0. CDC provider number 98614.
For Certified Public Health Professionals (CPH)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a pre-approved provider of Certified in Public Health (CPH) recertification credits and is authorized to offer 1 CPH recertification credits for this program.
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