New Cases Lead to Call for Vaccinations to Those at Risk

Wake County Public Health (WCPH) announced three new confirmed cases of mpox within the last six weeks and is encouraging those at risk of the virus to get vaccinated.


Mpox is a rare, but potentially serious, viral illness that typically involves flu-like symptoms. According to the CDC, symptoms of Mpox can include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches and backache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Exhaustion
  • A rash that can look like pimples or blisters that appears on the face, inside the mouth, and on other parts of the body, like the hands, feet, chest, genitals or anus. View examples here.


Individuals with symptoms of mpox should go to their health care provider or a or local health department to get tested. In Wake County, Mpox testing is by appointment only. Patients can call ahead at 919-212-9398 to be scheduled.


Vaccines are available, at no cost, for those eligible. Wake County Public Health offers both walk-in and appointment services for the vaccine. Those outside of Wake County can Find a vaccine location here.

Providers interested in offering the mpox vaccine should start here: Mpox Vaccine Enrollment and Capacity Survey

Enrolled providers can request vaccines here: Vaccine Request Link