ROCKFORD – As part of the nationwide strategies to prevent the transmission of monkeypox virus (MPV), the Winnebago County Health Department has received a limited supply of MPV vaccine and will be administering the vaccine to those in the community most at risk.

Currently, those who are eligible for the MPV vaccine are close contacts of someone with MPV or men, ages 18 and older, who have sex with men and have one or more of the following risks: