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Health Care Professionals


This page provides external links to information for healthcare professionals. 
Please be aware that the situation with monkeypox (Mpox) is continuously evolving and as such, advice may change.

Specimen collection and testing

For information on patient referral, specimen collection and test requesting please see the guidance from the Public Health Laboratory Network (PHLN) here

Infection control

The NSW Clinical Excellence Commision  (CEC) has information and resources on infection control for Monkeypox, which can be accessed here.

Information Resources

For information resources for healthcare professionals, including treatment guidelines and ATAGI clinical guidance on vaccination, please visit the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care website.


If your patients are enquiring about receiving the JYNNEOS vaccine, please direct them to the local sexual health service.

Please advise your patients should they need help finding a clinic they can call SHIL on 1800 451 624.

Close contacts of monkeypox

If your patient is a close contact of monkeypox and symptomatic, please manage them as clinically appropriate according to Australian Government guidance.

If your patient is a close contact of monkeypox and is asymptomatic, please direct them to follow the advice from the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA), which is available here. If the patient has not yet been contacted by Public Health, then please notify your local Public Health Unit (PHU).

If you are concerned that a patient with suspected monkeypox is severely unwell, please contact the
Infectious Diseases team at your local hospital.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Sexual Health Infolink acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters where our offices are located. As a state-wide service, we further acknowledge the diverse Aboriginal peoples across New South Wales and their continuing connection to Country and culture. We pay our respect to Elders past and present.

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