The LA County Public Health Monkeypox Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic in West Hollywood will resume operations to provide second doses of the JYNNEOS vaccine to people who have already received a first dose. Clinic operations will resume on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 10 a.m. The Monkeypox Vaccination West Hollywood Pop-Up Clinic will take place on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, which is adjacent to West Hollywood Park, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The Clinic is:
- Free and for pre-registered people only. People who meet eligibility criteria, as listed on the LA County Public Health website must pre-register for the vaccine by visiting ph.lacounty.gov/monkeypoxsignup. When it is the registrant’s turn to get vaccinated, Public Health will send a text message with instructions about how to book an appointment at the LA County Public Health West Hollywood Monkeypox Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic. The Public Health text message and resident’s ID will need to be brought to the vaccination site in order to receive a vaccination. All details about eligibility are provided on the LA County Public Health website at ph.lacounty.gov/monkeypox.
- Limited to available vaccine supplies. The JYNNEOS vaccine remains in limited supply and LA County Public Health officials have noted that additional supply is anticipated to be made available from federal public health officials in the coming weeks. Appointments are limited and subject to vaccine availability. Details are subject to change. Appointment registration may temporarily close as supplies are exhausted; community members are advised to continue to check the registration site for openings and sign up for the LA County Public Health newsletter to be notified about registration openings.
- Offering doses of COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer), as well.
Persons with monkeypox symptoms or infection do not need vaccine. The JYNNEOS vaccine is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent monkeypox infection. It should not be given to someone who is already infected or has monkeypox symptoms.
Early data suggests that gay men, bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) comprise a high number of cases of monkeypox virus in this current outbreak. Anyone, however, in close contact with someone who has monkeypox is at risk. Currently, there are 1,209 confirmed cases in LA County.
According to Public Health officials, signs of infection may include: fever and headaches; swollen lymph nodes; muscle aches; and rash, bumps, or blisters, which may be limited to one part of the body. LA County Public Health has prepared a variety of health education resources, including flyers and handouts, such as: Pamphlet; Flyer; Signage; Pocketcard; and Intimate Contact Handout.
LA County Public Health reminds community members: if you think you have monkeypox, first speak to your primary care provider. If you do not have a regular provider, call 2-1-1 for assistance. In addition, people who have developed a rash can access services at LA County Public Health’s Sexual Health Clinics.
For all monkeypox information, please visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at ph.lacounty.gov/monkeypox. People without access to internet, or people who need help with registration for an appointment, can call 2-1-1 for assistance.