PREP Act Coverage and Mpox: Frequently Asked Questions
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The existing PREP Act declaration for smallpox also applies to mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) and other orthopox viruses. Find out how the existing PREP Act declaration protects providers when they administer medical countermeasures to address mpox and learn more about other implications of this declaration.
A PREP Act declaration is specifically for the purpose of providing immunity from liability, and is different from, and not dependent on, other emergency declarations.
The end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration does not automatically terminate PREP Act coverage. To learn more, view our COVID-19 PREP Act FAQs.