Mpox vaccine


Most sex workers in Aotearoa will not be impacted by mpox.


But if you are a sex worker and you're worried about mpox,

we strongly urge you to call

Healthline 0800 116 672

for a risk assessment and vaccine eligibility consultation.

NZPC Holiday Hours

These are our community base holiday hours for Summer 2022/2023. You may want to stock up on supplies before Thurs 22nd December if you're working through the Christmas and New year period.


Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland

Last day: Thurs 22 December / Reopening: Mon 9 January



Mon 26th Jan - CLOSED

Tues 27th Jan – CLOSED

Wed 28th Jan - 9am-1pm

Thurs 29th Jan - 9am-1pm

Fri 30th Jan - 9am-1pm

Mon 2nd Jan - CLOSED

Tues 3rd Jan - CLOSED

Wed 4th Jan - 9am-1pm

Thurs 5th Jan - 9am-1pm

Fri 6th Jan – 9am-1pm


Normal hours resume Mon 9 January


Manawatū / Palmerston North: 

Closed now for holidays / Reopening: Mon 30 January


Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington:

Last day: Thurs 22 December /  Reopening: Mon 9 January



Last day: Thurs 22 December / Reopening: Mon 24 January


Ōtepoti/Dunedin Community Base closed


Kia ora Ōtepoti/Dunedin/Otago and Southland SW community 

Our Dunedin community base has had to close due to building strengthening. 

If you need supplies or to talk anything through you can contact us in various ways! We can courier condoms to you for free. 

Either contact our Christchurch branch:

PHONE: 03 365 2595 
EMAIL: [email protected]        
TEXT 027 437 2469


OR National Office

PHONE: 04 382 8791     
EMAIL: [email protected]       
TEXT: 0274960700


through DMs on our socials.

And look out for NZPC doing pop ups in Dunedin and Invercargill!


News and updates



Aotearoa now has its first cases of Mpox, and here is what we need to know.

Mpox is more easily spread during sex due to skin-to-skin contact, which puts our
community at higher risk of transmission.

Similar to covid, avoid close contact with people with flu-like symptoms. Also avoid close contact if someone has a rash. We advise continuing to screen clients for flu-like symptoms and also rashes, as well as recent overseas travel.

Mpox is transmitted when there is contact with lesions or scabs, through close or prolonged skin contact, contact with bedding or towels, and also in respiratory droplets. 

Symptoms may include headaches, fatigue, fever, rash or lesions or swollen glands. You can read more about Mpox here

If you have flu like symptoms and/or a rash or chicken pox type lesions appear - seek medical advice.

NZPC has confidential clinics for SWers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Call us if you have any concerns or email [email protected].

Or contact your local sexual health service, GP, or call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

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