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Who can get the monkeypox vaccine in the UK and how to get the jab as cases grow?

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gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM), with the infection being passed on mainly through close contact between people in interconnected sexual networks.

You may be offered the vaccine if you've had significant contact with someone with confirmed monkeypox. The NHS says: "The vaccine is most effective when given within four days from the date of exposure to prevent disease.

However, it can be given up to 14 days after exposure if you're at high risk of ongoing exposure or at risk of more severe disease.

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