The City of West Hollywood is working with public health officials at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in responding to the monkeypox outbreak.
LA County Public Health has announced that it will operate a by appointment only Monkeypox Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic with its pharmacy partner at West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room starting today.
The Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic will take place for approximately six weeks on weekdays, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 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 Monkeypox Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic will be:
- Free and by appointment only. People who meet updated vaccine eligibility criteria, as listed on the LA County Public Health website must pre-register by visiting ph.lacounty.gov/monkeypoxsignup. When it is the registrant’s turn, Public Health will send a text message with instructions for how to book an appointment at the West Hollywood Monkeypox Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic through Public Health’s pharmacy partner. Once an appointment is made, the pharmacy will email registrants with follow-up information. Evidence of that information 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.
- Only for people 18+. Participants must meet current vaccine eligibility criteria; all eligibility information is posted 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.
The LA County Public Health Monkeypox Vaccination Pop-Up Clinic is anticipated to run for approximately six weeks, with open dates as follows: August 3-5; August 8-12; August 15-19; August 22-26; and August 29-September 2, 2022. This schedule may change. The JYNNEOS vaccine is administered in two doses. According to LA County Public Health, as soon as federal vaccine supply expands, it will make second doses available to those who received their initial dose.
On Monday, August 1, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency to bolster the state’s vaccination efforts. The proclamation supports the work underway by the California Department of Public Health to coordinate a whole-of-government response to monkeypox, seek additional vaccines, and lead outreach and education efforts on accessing vaccines and treatment. The state’s response to monkeypox builds on the infrastructure developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to deploy vaccine clinics and ensure inclusive and targeted outreach in partnership with local and community-based organizations. The emergency proclamation can be found here.
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 approximately 423 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.
monkeypox, which has killed 9 people in its recorded history, is someone closely related to smallpox. The vaccine is essentially the same. Before I went overseas, the military was going to give us the smallpox vaccine. The first question they asked was “who here has ever had eczema?” A few of us wasted our hands. We were ordered to the next station and to ship it. Turns out the smallpox vaccine would be more dangerous for use than the buried itself.
so if you’ve ever had eczema, you shouldn’t get it. Also, stop the orgies for two weeks. That’ll help.
So you’re offering both free medical and moral advice. How generous.
Can’t have one without the other.
Also people with previous or suspected sensitivity to antibiotic CIPRO should familiarize themselves and their doctors with the ingredients in the mpx vaccine
My friend just tried the site to make an appt and got a message back saying they have maxed out of registrations to make an appt. That they will honor the appointments already made for the next 2 weeks while supplies last. Goes on to say do NOT show up without a text message confirming your scheduled appointment date/time.
I just left the Library (Wednesday, 08/03/2022, 12:30pm). The clinic will be open for the next six weeks. You need an appointment. They are turning away walk-ups! Every other vaccination site in Los Angeles County allows for walk-ups, but not the one in West Hollywood? Epic fail, city council.
They’re trying to eliminate the HUGE lines at those walk-ups and potentially turning people away from running out of doses.
This was a smart decision to make it appointment only. I had to wait 4.5 hours in a line in 90 degree heat to get my vaccine. The workers there repeatedly told us they didn’t know if they would run out or not while we were there- it was very frustrating.
Schedule an appointment directly: https://pricecarerx.com/mpx
That phone number is incorrect or it has been changed.
So excited to watch all of the immoral people in my community spread this horrible disease like liberalism/Marxism to each other.
So people having sex are Immoral? You sure your not from Texas or the Supreme Court?
It’s called “Big Incel Energy”
Two weeks to flatten the curve: no sex with random guys, especially if they have open sores.
Cuz its not immoral to wish harm on other people, go back to church man, learn something
If you do live in West Hollywood, you should get out if you think that gay sex is immoral. This city was built on sexual freedom. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, would be a better spot for you and your fundamentalist values, inshallah.
Also, please learn about the difference between liberalism and Marxism. Both Locke and Marx would be spinning in their graves if they heard you…
Thank you, LeShawn. Well said. You speak for many of us!
Did you learn that in church?