Mpox Tracker
Local information about mpox in Texas
Mpox Tracker Local information about mpox in Texas

Mpox is a virus that is generally spread through close or intimate contact, with symptoms that include a rash and fever. It can also spread through contact with objects that a person with mpox has used, like clothes and linens. It is much less transmissible than fast-spreading respiratory diseases like COVID-19. Any person can contract mpox, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

The general threat of mpox to the public is considered LOW at this time. As cases increase, we’re asking the community to be aware of how mpox spreads and practice prevention methods recommended by the CDC.

April 2023 Update: “The CDC received reports of 52 total US deaths among individuals with confirmed or probable mpox, with 38 classified as mpox-associated. Three deaths were confirmed to not be mpox-associated, and 11 deaths are still being investigated.”

  • JYNNEOS mpox vaccination requires two doses, There are 28 days between vaccines. Your vaccine provider will give you a card to monitor your doses. It takes 15 days after the second dose to reach maximum protection from the virus. Current guidance from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) focuses on administering both doses.
  • Some local counties may not have information on vaccination accessibility or eligibility criteria on their website.
  • There is a limited supply of vaccines. DSHS is prioritizing post-exposure vaccination. Someone is considered “post-exposure” if they have come into contact with someone that has a confirmed case of mpox.
  • Post-exposure vaccination focuses on inoculating persons within 4-14 days of when they were in close contact with persons with confirmed cases of mpox. These folks include:
    • People who have been identified by public health officials as a contact of someone with mpox
    • People who are aware that one of their sexual partners in the past 2 weeks has been diagnosed with mpox
    • People who had multiple sexual partners in the past 2 weeks in an area with known mpox
  • Pre-exposure vaccination is for people who have not come into contact with someone that has a confirmed case of mpox. Right now, pre-exposure vaccines have limited availability. Frontline workers whose jobs may expose them to mpox, such as laboratory workers who handle mpox tests and samples, certain healthcare providers, and certain public health workers, are being prioritized for pre-exposure vaccination.

Texas Counties are grouped into eight Public Health Regions. (We’ve included a map of these regions below) Vaccines are distributed to each Public Health Region, depending on their population and number of confirmed cases. To obtain vaccines, counties send requests to DSHS. DSHS then requests vaccines from the Federal Government. The Federal Government then fulfills orders based on vaccine availability, number of confirmed cases, and state population. Vaccine shipments get sent to DSHS and the department decides how to distribute vaccines among counties in each Public Health Region.

Public Health RegionCountyInformation
Lubbock (Region 1)Lubbock CountyThere is currently no information on vaccine eligibility criteria on the City of Lubbock Public Health website.
Contact the City of Lubbock Public Health Department Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm at 806-775-2933.
Monkeypox Quarantine and Isolation Guidance:
21-Day Symptom Log:
Home Disinfection for Monkeypox:
Hale CountyThere is currently no information on vaccine eligibility on Plainview's website:
Contact the Plainview health department at 806-293-1359.
Potter County (Including Amarillo)If you think you were exposed to Monkeypox, please contact Amarillo Public Health immediately at (806) 378-6321 OR (806)378-6300.
Free testing is available on a case by case basis through the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) lab. Please contact Amarillo Public Health or your local health department to learn more about testing through the state lab. Turnaround time is currently 24hrs.
More information here:
Arlington (Region 2/3)Collin CountyAt this time, Collin County Health Care Services is focusing its vaccination efforts on individuals that meet one of the following criteria:
- Have had close contact within the last 14 days with someone diagnosed with MPV
- Have received a notification of potential exposure to someone with MPV in the past 14 days
- Have multiple OR anonymous sexual partners within the past 21 days
- Have a sexual partner showing symptoms of MPV, like rash or sores
- Have had a diagnosis of HIV/Chlamydia/Gonorrhea/Syphilis within the past 12 months
- Are currently on PrEP
- Have a condition that increases their risk for severe disease if infected with MPV, such as HIV, atopic dermatitis, or eczema

Link to the vaccine sign-up process:
More information here:
Dallas CountyVaccines remain in low supply and can only be offered to people who meet one of the below criteria. Vaccines can only be offered to:
- Persons who had close, intimate, skin-to-skin contact with someone who has tested positive for monkeypox.
- Men (cis- and transgender) 18+ who have sex with men who have had multiple or anonymous sex partners in the past 14 days.
- Men (cis- and transgender) and trans women who have sex with men who met partners through an online website, digital application ("app"), or social event, such as a bar or party in the past 14 days.

If you suspect you are at high risk, you may call (972) 692-2780. Monkeypox testing is available at Prism Health (214) 623-6830 and at Parkland Hospital, for Parkland patients only (214) 590-8000. Before seeking testing, please call the provider first as they may have specific directions (some locations require appointments). Be sure to wear a mask, long pants, and a long sleeve shirt when you arrive for testing.

More information here:
Frequently Asked Questions:

Dallas County includes Garland, Irving, Lancaster, Richardson, Rowlett etc.
Denton CountyMonkeypox vaccination is currently allocated for the following individuals:
1. Known contacts who are identified by public health via case investigation, contact tracing, and risk exposure assessments
2. Presumed contacts who may meet the following criteria:
- Men who has sex with men and have had multiple or anonymous partners in the past 14 days
- People who've had a sexual partner in the past 14 days that was showing symptoms of MPV
- People with a diagnosis of HIV/Chlamydia/Gonorrhea/Syphilis in the past 1 months
- People on PrEP

At this time, DCPH will offer vaccination to Denton County residents. Individuals who reside outside Denton County should contact their local or regional health department regarding vaccine eligibility and availability. If you have additional questions about Monkeypox, contact Denton Public Health at
More information here:

Kent CountyContact Aurelia Schmalstieg, Regional Medical Director, at 817-264-4500.
Scurry CountyContact Dana L. Hartmen, Health Unit Director, at 325-573-3508.
Nolan CountyContact Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department at 325-235-5463. Website:
Stonewall CountyContact James A. Zoretic,Public Health Regional Director, at 817-264-4500. Website:
Brown CountyContact Brownwood-Brown Health Department Immunizations at 325-646-0554. Website:
Taylor CountyContact Abilene Taylor County Public Health District at 325-692-5600. Website:
Tarrant CountyThere is currently no information on vaccine eligibility on Tarrant County Public Health's website:
To contact Tarrant County Public Health, call 817-321-4700. Mon.-Fri. 8:00AM-6:00PM.
Grayson CountyContact Emergency Disease Reporting at 903-821-5027. Website:
Hunt CountyContact Hunt County Health Department at 903-455-4433.
Wichita CountyContact Lou Kreidler, Director of Health, at 940-761-7800. Website:
Navarro CountyContact Navarro Health Department at 903-874-6731.
Tyler (Region 4/5)Smith CountyNo information available currently about the county process but folks can call the Public Health 4/5 Region at:
(903) 595-3585
Anderson CountyContact Timothy E. Wright, Public Health Director, at 502-839-4551. Website:
Bowie CountyContact Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Center at 903-798-3250. Link to Health Center:
Cherokee CountyContact Cherokee County Department of Public Health, Disease Surveillance Branch, at 903.586.6191 Website:
Gregg CountyContact Reportable Diseases 24/7 at 903-237-2605 Website:
Wood CountyContact Indigent Health Care at 903-763-4956. Website:
Angelina CountyContact Health Department at or 936-633-1442. Website:
Jasper CountyContact Jasper Newton County Public Health District Office at 409-384-6829. Website:
Orange CountyContact Liz Smith, Public Health Emergency Planner, at 409-670-4135. Website:
South Houston (Region 6/5)Brazoria CountyCurrently Brazoria County is only tracking cases on their website but does not have information on vaccine eligibility.
Local clinics and their contact information can be found here:
Chambers CountyContact Chambers County Public Health at 409-267-2731. Website:
Fort Bend CountyContact Fort Bend Epidemiology Division at 832-612-7761. Website:
Harris CountyResidents who have questions regarding testing, vaccinations, and more MPVX guidance are encouraged to call the MPVX Hotline at 832-927-0707.

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) and Houston Health Department (HHD) have limited JYNNEOS vaccine supply. Vaccine Eligibility Information:
For general questions or guidance regarding Monkeypox, residents can call the HCPH Monkeypox hotline at 832-927-0707
Jefferson CountyThe Jefferson County Health Department placed an order for Monkeypox vaccines but it may take a few weeks to be fulfilled.
The Immunization Clinic is located at 7933 Viterbo Road, Beaumont, TX 77705 Phone: (409) 719-5964
Office Hours: Monday 8:00am-12pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 12:30-4:30pm.
More information here:
Montgomery CountyContact Syed Ibrahim, Chief Epidemiologist, at 936-523-5026. Website:
Austin (Region 7)Travis CountyAs of 8/3/22, DSHS has delivered enough JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine doses to Austin Public Health (APH) for 1,500 people. Austin Public Health has requested more doses. Austin Public Health has created a survey to evaluate whether a person is eligible for the vaccine:
If you are eligible to receive the vaccine, you can book an appointment through KIND Clinic at but keep in mind there is a very limited supply which may affect your ability to receive the vaccine.

If you think you might have Monkeypox, contact your medical provider to get tested and receive care. If you don’t have an established medical provider, contact Austin Public Health at 512-972-5560. More information here:
Bell CountyContact Public Health Department at or 254-939-2091. Website:
Brazos CountyThere is currently no information on vaccination eligibility criteria on the Brazos County website:
Brazos County Health Authority Dr. Seth Sullivan hosted a Q&A session on July 28th at 2 pm on the BCHD’s Facebook Live stream. To watch visit
Burleson CountyContact Burleson Health Resource Center Caldwell at or 979-567-3200. Website:
Grimes CountyContact State Department of Health Services – Grimes County at 936-825-7476. Website:
Hays CountyContact Juli Barksdale, Hays County Epidemiologist, at 512-393-5534. Website:
Leon CountyContact Donna Danford, Executive Director LCHRC, at 903-536-4033. Website:
Milam CountyContact Robert Kirkpatrick, Director of Public Health Preparedness, at 254-697-7039. Website:
San Saba CountyContact County Indigent Health Care Program at 325-372-8570. Website:
Williamson CountyContact
San Antonio (Region 8)Bexar CountySupplies of the vaccine against monkeypox are limited at this time. In Bexar County, only people that meet one of these criteria are eligible for vaccination:
- Exposed individuals identified through contract tracing
- Have had intimate contact with someone diagnosed with MPV in the past 14 days
- Attended an event/venue in the past 14 days and had a high risk of exposure to someone diagnosed with MPV
Self-register for a vaccine here:

People who believe they were exposed to monkeypox can call 210-207-8876. More information about monkeypox and how to prevent infection can be found on the CDC Monkeypox website. Some of the vaccines will be allocated to local clinics specialized in HIV care including Alamo Area Resource Center, BEAT AIDS, CentroMed Santa Rosa Pavilion Clinic, Kind Clinic SA, San Antonio AIDS Foundation, FFACTS.
More information here:
Comal CountyContact Comal County Public Health Office at 830-221-1150. Website:
Medina CountyContact Patricia Mechler, Health Unit Director, at or 830-741-6191. Website:
Val Verde CountyContact Carlos Velarde with the Heath Department at 830-774-7569. Website:
Victoria CountyContact Victoria County Public Health Department at 361-578-6281. Website:
El Paso (Region 9/10)El Paso CountyThere is currently no information on vaccination eligibility criteria on the El Paso Public Health website:
Contact Regional Supervisor, Donna Anders, at 432-571-4133.
Harlingen (Region 11)Cameron CountyThere is currently no information on vaccination eligibility criteria on the Cameron County Public Health website (
Contact Julieta Quezada, Immunization Coordinator, for updates at 956-247-3642.
Duval CountyContact Priscilla Martinez, Health Care Director, at or 361-279-6206. Website:
Hidalgo CountyLimited amount of vaccines are currently available in Hidalgo County. If you have been in close proximity to a confirmed monkeypox case report it to Health Department at 956-383-6221. Ask to be transfered to Epidemiology Department and notify them that you believe you have been in close contact. Website:
Kleberg CountyContact Emilio H. Garcia, Health Director, at or 361-592-3324. Website:
Nueces CountyThere is currently no information on vaccination elgibility criteria on the Corpus Christi - Nueces County Public Health website: Phone: 361-826-7200
San Patricio CountyContact Health Department at 361-587-3518. Website:
Webb CountyThere is currently no information on vaccination eligibility criteria on the ebb County Public Health website:
Contact Nora Prado, Immunization Program Supervisor, for updates at 956-523-4743 or