Mpox Information and Resources

Mpox symptoms usually start within 3 weeks of exposure to the virus. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks. Know the symptoms of mpox and when to contact a healthcare professional.


Mpox Vaccine

DuPage County Health Department has received doses of the JYNNEOS mpox vaccine and is distributing vaccine to healthcare providers and administering vaccine to eligible individuals. Healthcare providers are able to request the vaccine for their patients through DCHD. 

CDC recommends

Get the vaccine if you

  • Are gay, bisexual, or other same-gender loving man who has sex with men or are transgender, gender non-binary, or gender-diverse.
  • Have had sexual or intimate contact with someone who may have mpox. Get vaccinated as soon as possible after exposure, regardless of your sexual or gender identity.

AND if you, in the last 6 months, have had or expect to have

  • One or more sexually transmitted infections
  • A weakened immune system because of another illness, like HIV
  • Sexual or intimate contact with a person who is at risk of mpox
  • Anonymous sexual or intimate contact, or more than one sexual partner

Get both doses of the vaccine unless

  • You had a severe allergic reaction (such as anaphylaxis) after getting your first dose of the JYNNEOS vaccine

Eligible individuals can schedule a mpox vaccination appointment with DCHD by calling 630-682-7400.

If you have received a mpox vaccine through DCHD, please fill out this clinic survey

Last Updated: 9/7/2023

DuPage County Mpox Case Summary as of August 31, 2023

Effective January 25, 2023, DCHD will suspend monthly updates on mpox unless new case/contact activity is reported.

Average age:Race:Ethnicity:
Total = 29
29 male (100%)
0 female 
28 years
(range: <1 year - 48 years)
18 White (62.1%),
7 Black/African American (24.1%),
3 Asian 
1 Two or More Races (3.4%)
 22 Non-Hispanic or Latino (75.9%), 
7 Hispanic or Latino (24.1%)
HIV status:
Specimen collection date range:
Antiviral Treatment 
Hospitalization status: 
9 positive (31.0%),
9 negative (31.0%),
11 unknown (38.0%)
6/7/2022 - 8/2/2023
6 (20.7%) 
3 (10.3%)

monkeypox epi chart 7.27.2023 (PNG)