West Hollywood Monkeypox Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic Paused Due to Lack of Supply

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monkeypox pop-up clinic West Hollywood - Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

The LA County Public Health Monkeypox Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic at West Hollywood Library will temporarily pause its vaccination services due to a limited supply of the JYNNEOS vaccine; the site will exhaust its supply of JYNNEOS vaccine by the end of the day on Friday, August 12, 2022. More doses of vaccine are anticipated to be delivered by the federal government in the coming days, on a date to be determined. Once supply is reestablished, operations will resume for the Monkeypox Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic at West Hollywood Library.

There are Currently 776 Confirmed Cases of Monkeypox in LA County

Monkeypox Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic resumes its services, it will continue to take place at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, which is adjacent to West Hollywood Park, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard; the schedule will be announced as operations resume. It will be:

  • 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 for how to book an appointment at the LA County Public Health West Hollywood Monkeypox Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic through Public Health’s pharmacy partner. 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 776 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, as well as additional options and locations for vaccination (known as Points of Dispensing, PODs) please visit 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.

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Miles D
Miles D
1 month ago

This is a real disgrace. How is there not more outrage over this? How were they out of supplies and booked into September after one day? There was so much hope for this. There was so much excitement over a local Weho clinic. And now we’re back to the old drawing board and waiting our turn to get healthcare. This is disgraceful.