LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County is adding an additional monkeypox vaccination site for eligible residents. This site is located at the Jack Crippen Senior Center at 3120 Tyler Avenue El Monte, CA 91731, and will launch tomorrow, Thursday, August 18. Please note that a press conference will not be held.
Depending on the availability of limited supply, approximately 100 residents can be vaccinated on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Residents must be pre-registered and have received a verification text to be vaccinated at this location. Residents can receive updates for pre-registration and appointment availability by signing up for the monkeypox newsletter at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/monkeypox/index.htm. Those without access to the internet or who need help with registration can call (833) 540-0473 for assistance (open 7 days a week, 8:00 am – 8:30 pm).
As with all monkeypox vaccination sites, operations may be paused pending available vaccine supply.
“While we work with the federal government to increase the supply of the monkeypox vaccine for Los Angeles County residents, setting up pop-up vaccination clinics in communities such as El Monte is critical to ensuring our available vaccines are distributed equitably,” said Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, representing the First District. “With the launch of the monkeypox vaccination site at Jack Crippen Senior Center, the County is building a vaccination network that will be accessible to residents of color to provide as many doses as possible.”
COVID-19 vaccines will also be made available at this site.
“I am proud of the continued partnership with LA County Supervisor Solis who has been an advocate for our residents in ensuring they have access to COVID-19 and monkeypox vaccines here in El Monte,” shared Alma Martinez, El Monte City Manager. “The City will continue to support partnerships like these that bring valuable resources to our community because when our community is healthy and strong, our City is too.”
The monkeypox vaccine is currently available to gay or bisexual men and transgender persons who:
- had multiple or anonymous sex partners in the last 14 days including engaging in survival and/or transactional sex (e.g., sex in exchange for shelter, food, and other goods and needs)
Residents who meet prior eligibility criteria are still eligible for vaccination, including those who:
- were diagnosed with gonorrhea or early syphilis within the past 12 months; or
- are on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); or
- attended or worked at a commercial sex venue or other venue where they had anonymous sex or sex with multiple partners (e.g., saunas, bathhouses, sex clubs, sex party) within the past 21 days.
Note: Residents who are immunocompromised (including if they have advanced or uncontrolled HIV), may be at high risk for severe disease and will be prioritized for vaccination.
For more information, please visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/monkeypox/.