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Mpox
Vaccine Information

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Residents can call the Public Health Call Center for more information on mpox, including general information, testing, treatment, and vaccines: (833) 540-0473
Open 7 days a week 8am – 8:30pm

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Vaccine Availability

Updated: December 22, 2022

JYNNEOS is a 2-dose vaccine that is given by injection. There are two different methods that are used:

  • Subcutaneous injection. This means that the vaccine is given beneath the skin in the upper arm. This method is used for people who are younger than age 18 and people of any age who have had keloid scars as well as in patients who prefer subcutaneous injections. A keloid scar is a thick, raised scar that can form after skin damage, such as a cut, piercing, or surgery.
  • Intradermal injection. This means that the vaccine is given between the layers of skin. This method is used for most people ages 18 years and older. People getting the vaccine this way may choose one of 3 places to get this injection: on the forearm (inside of the arm between the wrist and the elbow); on the upper back below the shoulder blade; at the deltoid (shoulder muscle). You can see pictures of people getting the vaccines on the forearm, upper back, or shoulder. You can see pictures of people getting the vaccines on the forearm, upper back, or shoulder.

Currently, the intradermal method is being offered for most people ages 18 and older. However, if you have a concern for keloid scarring or you prefer getting the vaccine subcutaneously, you can receive it that way. Be sure to tell the vaccine provider your preference.

WHO SHOULD GET VACCINATED

Updated: December 22, 2022

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommends that those who may be at risk for, or seek additional protection from mpox infection, be vaccinated against mpox. Anyone who requests vaccination can receive it without having to disclose information on personal risk.

The following groups remain at- risk for mpox and are encouraged to get vaccinated to protect against mpox infection and severe disease:

  • Any man or transgender person who has sex with men or transgender persons
  • Persons of any gender or sexual orientation who engage in commercial and/or transactional sex or have sex in association with a large public event
  • Persons living with HIV, especially persons with uncontrolled or advanced HIV disease
  • Persons who had skin-to-skin or intimate contact with someone with suspected or confirmed mpox, including those who have not yet been confirmed by Public Health
  • Sexual partners of people in any of the above groups
  • People who anticipate being in any of the above groups

Public Health is also directly communicating with people who have had high- or intermediate-risk contact with someone with mpox (as defined by CDC and confirmed by Public Health) to provide 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

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

Consent for Minors

  • 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 SHOULD 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 mpox 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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