Monkeypox Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic is Coming to West Hollywood

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Council Member John Erickson revealed on his social media platforms that a monkeypox vaccination clinic is coming soon to the city of West Hollywood. Pharmacy partners will launch the pop-up starting this week on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 9AM to 6PM at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

According to a series of tweets, The plan from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health for the monkey Vaccination Clinic is to provide monkeypox vaccinations daily – Mondays through Fridays from 9AM to 6PM – for a limited time, approximately six weeks. The projected days scheduled will on August 3-5; August 8-12; August 15-19; August 22-26; and August 29-September 2.

“Details are in development and we’re anticipating final summary points and a news release tomorrow,” reveals Council Member Erickson. “LA County has NOT yet put the appointment page up on its website be we expect this to occur ASAP.”

Important details:
🔸Free and by appointment only – all details will be added to the LA County Public Health website http://ph.lacounty.gov/monkeypox soon.
🔸Only for people 18+ who meet current eligibility criteria
🔸 Subject to available supplies of the JYNNEOS vaccine.

The City of West Hollywood will share information about the LA County Public Health monkeypox vaccination Clinic on its website http://weho.org/news and with a news release and in social media. To learn more visit: http://ph.lacounty.gov/monkeypox.

The news of the monkeypox vaccination pop-up clinic comes as California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency to combat the outbreak of Monkeypox in California.

“California is working urgently across all levels of government to slow the spread of monkeypox, leveraging our robust testing, contact tracing and community partnerships strengthened during the pandemic to ensure that those most at risk are our focus for vaccines, treatment and outreach,” Governor Newsom said in a statement today. “We’ll continue to work with the federal government to secure more vaccines, raise awareness about reducing risk, and stand with the LGBTQ community fighting stigmatization.”

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James Johnson
James Johnson
1 month ago

It is unbelievable to me that when there is an infectious disease that is overwhelming affecting gay men (95%+), there is no walk-up Point Of Distribution anywhere near West Hollywood, but LA County Public Health located one in Santa Clarita. The other options including driving to Watts, East LA, or Encino. This pop-up clinic is way too little, and way too late. We need something that can handle walk ups and is open on the weekend here in West Hollywood similar to the other major PODs. The contract tracing is also horrible. I have a friend that was diagnosed with… Read more »