Monkeypox hotline launches


Washington State Department of Health (DOH) launched a hotline for people to ask questions about the monkeypox virus.

By calling 833/829-HELP, Washington residents can receive the latest monkeypox information in 240 languages. People answering the calls will give information on monkeypox risk factors, vaccine information, testing and treatment, according to an August 10 DOH press release. The hotline will be available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. It won’t operate during state holidays.

Callers won’t be able to schedule vaccine appointments. 

For more information on monkeypox, visit the DOH website at


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