Mpox

I had them within two weeks of each-other dd. And the flu shot the next week. Still alive.. for now.
if you’re male and under 40
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Hope you’re doing ok now? I just read guidance stating if you’re male and under 40 you may want to give 4 weeks between a monkeypox/smallpox jab and covid booster, due to the potential risk of myocarditis. I had my second monkeypox jab Wednesday and am booked to get my bivalent covid booster today but now gonna wait a few weeks for the latter just in case. I had a cold a few weeks ago which raised my resting heart rate and that still hasn’t come down to baseline again so I don’t wanna risk anything. Saying that, if I end up catching covid in the next few weeks I’m gonna be pissed.
Ah thank you. Yep all fine now - I actually had about two hours of feeling like the flu was coming on, took some paracetamol and went to bed, and woke up feeling fine. I asked the covid nurse if it was ok, and she’d never heard of the monkey pox vaccine so that’s encouraging.
 
Hope you’re doing ok now? I just read guidance stating if you’re male and under 40 you may want to give 4 weeks between a monkeypox/smallpox jab and covid booster, due to the potential risk of myocarditis. I had my second monkeypox jab Wednesday and am booked to get my bivalent covid booster today but now gonna wait a few weeks for the latter just in case. I had a cold a few weeks ago which raised my resting heart rate and that still hasn’t come down to baseline again so I don’t wanna risk anything. Saying that, if I end up catching covid in the next few weeks I’m gonna be pissed.

Can you provide a reference source for this guidance on interval between the 2 vaccines?

I work with healthcare teams that provide both and provide them to the local queer community and have not seen this guidance.

Any info such as this needs to be well referenced so that we all work to the best info for our own health and the health of our communities.
 
Can you provide a reference source for this guidance on interval between the 2 vaccines?

I work with healthcare teams that provide both and provide them to the local queer community and have not seen this guidance.

Any info such as this needs to be well referenced so that we all work to the best info for our own health and the health of our communities.
The CDC lists it here:
“Those who previously received orthopoxvirus vaccination (either JYNNEOS or ACAM2000), particularly adolescent or young adult males, might consider waiting 4 weeks before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine (i.e. Moderna, Novavax, or Pfizer-BioNTech) because of the observed risk for myocarditis and pericarditis after receipt of ACAM2000 orthopoxvirus vaccine and COVID-19 vaccines (i.e. Moderna, Novavax, or Pfizer-BioNTech) and the unknown risk for myocarditis and pericarditis after JYNNEOS administration.”

I haven’t found any UK guidance on this so looks like it’s out of abundance of caution by the CDC more than anything as the risk is not fully known yet.
 
Got my second jab this morning. Waking up for a 9am appointment on a Sunday isn’t the tea but whatever. I expect my arm to ache for a few weeks and they said I can’t get my flu jab for at least 4 weeks after this jab so I’ll have to get that in January now methinks.
 
Got my second jab this morning. Waking up for a 9am appointment on a Sunday isn’t the tea but whatever. I expect my arm to ache for a few weeks and they said I can’t get my flu jab for at least 4 weeks after this jab so I’ll have to get that in January now methinks.
Oh great, I had my second dose and my flu jab days apart and no one warned me about it? Been okay so far though
 
Oh great, I had my second dose and my flu jab days apart and no one warned me about it? Been okay so far though
Ooo it’s great to hear you’re still feeling okay. I don’t think they would have told me if I didn’t ask but hopefully you’ll be okay. I’d say take it easy just in case.
 


Only 10 cases in the last month, but nevertheless - make sure you and your loved ones are fully vaccinated with the two shots (if eligible).
 
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“mpox (previously known as monkeypox)” when did this get a rebrand?

From November last year:

"Monkeypox disease now has a new name: mpox. The World Health Organization announced the long-awaited change on Monday, saying the disease's original name plays into "racist and stigmatizing language." But it will take time to replace a term that has been used for decades."
 
The amount of gay anti-vaxxers in NYC I have come across is absolutely staggering..."who knows what they're putting in those vaccines". Terrifying stuff. I ran to get this vaccine dd.
 
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