Testing for monkeypox
Call your family doctor if you think that you might have monkeypox. Your doctor can then arrange an appointment for you to be tested at the Municipal Health Service (GGD). You can usually go on the same day or the next day. You will be tested for monkeypox alone, and sent the result within 48 hours.
If you think that you might also have caught an STD, then you can arrange your own appointment with the Centre for Sexual Health online. You will then be tested for STDs as well as for monkeypox. The number of available slots for these tests is, however, limited.
It is important that as soon as you think you might have monkeypox, you go home and avoid contact with anyone else.
If the test reveals that you do have monkeypox, the GGD will ask you some questions in connection with its source and contact tracing. You will be given advice and some lifestyle rules that will apply while you are ill and contagious.
If you have symptoms, act quickly: this can ensure that you do not pass the virus on to those around you.
Vaccination in the RAI
We vaccinate in Amsterdam RAI until October 9th, 7 days a week in the afternoons. You can only be vaccinated within this time. And it is only possible by appointment. You can reschedule your appointment to another day. The invitation tells you how to do that.
From October 10th, the monkeypox vaccinations will take place at the GGD head office at Nieuwe Achtergracht 100 in Amsterdam. This is close to the Weesperplein metro stop. From this date we will vaccinate on Wednesday evenings and in the weekends.
For the vaccination, please wear clothing that allows you to fully expose your upper arm.