The Los Angeles County Public Health Monkeypox Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic in West Hollywood has resumed operations to provide second doses of the JYNNEOS vaccine to people who have already received a first dose.
The 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, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
The clinic is free and for pre-registered individuals only. People who meet eligibility criteria, as listed on the Los Angeles County Department of 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, the health department will send a text message with instructions about how to book an appointment at the clinic. The health department’s text message and the resident’s ID will need to be brought to the vaccination site in order to receive a vaccination.
All details about eligibility are provided at ph.lacounty.gov/monkeypox.
The JYNNEOS vaccine remains in limited supply, and 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.
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 health department’s newsletter to be notified about registration openings.
Individuals with monkeypox symptoms or infection do not need a vaccine. The vaccine is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration 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 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 L.A. 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.
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