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).
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.
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.
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.
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