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Monkeypox
Vaccine Information

Residents can call the Public Health Call Center for more information on monkeypox, including general information, testing, treatment, and vaccines: (833) 540-0473
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Vaccine Availability

Updated: September 9, 2022

On, August 9, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to allow the use of JYNNEOS (a vaccine that prevents Monkeypox disease) to be given between layers of the skin (intradermally) for people 18 years of age and older* at high risk for monkeypox infection. The EUA also allows the vaccine to be given beneath the skin (subcutaneously) for people younger than 18 years of age at high risk for monkeypox infection.

These changes make it possible for the federal supply of monkeypox vaccine doses to increase, which helps ensure that eligible Los Angeles County residents complete the two-dose series as recommended.

*Eligible people of any age who have a history of developing keloid scars should get the vaccine beneath the skin (subcutaneously), not between the layers of the skin (intradermally).

Eligibility Criteria

Monkeypox vaccine is now available to the following high-risk groups:

  • (NEW) Gay or bisexual men, or any men or transgender people who have sex with men or transgender people
  • (NEW) Persons of any gender or sexual orientation who engage in commercial and/or transactional sex (e.g., sex in exchange for money, shelter, food, or other goods or needs)
  • (NEW) Persons living with HIV, especially persons with uncontrolled or advanced HIV disease
  • (UPDATE) Persons who had skin-to-skin or intimate contact with someone with suspected or confirmed monkeypox, including those who have not yet been confirmed by Public Health

If you are immunocompromised (including if you have uncontrolled or advanced HIV), you may be at high risk for severe disease and will be prioritized for vaccination.

You can go to any of the walk-up Public Vaccinating sites below or visit Myturn.ca.gov to find other vaccinating sites near you.

Balboa Sports Complex

17015 Burbank Blvd
Encino, CA 91316

Wed-Sun
11AM – 6PM

Market Street Center

22900 Market St.
Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Wed-Sun
12PM – 7PM

Ted Watkins Memorial Park

1335 E 103rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90002

Wed-Sun 11AM – 6PM

Obregon Park

4021 E. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90063

Wed-Sun 11AM – 6PM

When you go to the monkeypox vaccine location, be prepared to self-attest to the eligibility criteria. Note: You do not need to show ID in order to get a vaccine at sites run by Public Health. However, because you may need to show your vaccination record and your ID if you travel or visit certain venues, it is recommended that when you get a vaccine you provide the name that is on your ID.

If you need assistance, call the DPH Call center at 1-833-540-0473.

If you have monkeypox symptoms or are currently under isolation for monkeypox, please do not come to the vaccination clinics or walk-up sites. If you think you have monkeypox please speak with a provider and get tested. If you do not have a provider, call 2-1-1 for assistance.

Public Health is also directly communicating with the following groups to provide vaccination:

  • People who have had high- or intermediate-risk contact with someone with monkeypox (as defined by CDC and confirmed by Public Health).
  • People who attended an event or venue where there was high risk of exposure through skin-to-skin or intimate contact to individual(s) with monkeypox.
  • Persons experiencing homelessness (PEH) with high-risk behaviors.
  • People in high-risk cohorts identified by clinical staff in the LA County Jail system.
  • Other community groups at high risk of exposure to monkeypox

Consent for Minors

  • (NEW) At DPH vaccination sites (e.g., DPH Centers and DPH Points of Dispensing), minors between the ages of 12-17 may consent to receiving the vaccine. Please refer to the DPH justification for more information. If you are younger than 18 and plan to receive the vaccine at a non-DPH site, please contact the vaccine provider to learn about their requirements for parental consent.
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by their parent, legal guardian, or a responsible adult. If the child is accompanied by a responsible adult, the consent form must name the responsible person and be signed by the parent or legal guardian.

Second Doses

Residents who received their first dose of vaccine over 28 days ago are now eligible to receive their second dose. Persons who signed up for their first dose on this website and are due for their second dose may go to a Public vaccinating site with their vaccination record or they can visit myturn.ca.gov to find other second dose vaccinating sites near them. Persons who received their first dose with their health care provider should contact their health care provider to schedule an appointment for a second dose.

Request a Mobile Vaccine Team

The LA County Department of Public Health is providing mobile vaccine teams to administer Monkeypox vaccines and other selected vaccines at various locations throughout the community. If you are interested in hosting a mobile vaccine team for an event, please complete this form and our Phone Bank will contact you to provide more information.

Request a Mobile Vaccine Team Form

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