City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has expanded eligibility for the monkeypox (MPX) vaccine. This decision is in alignment with Los Angeles County and in effort to provide equitable distribution and increase access of the MPX vaccine to include populations who may be at future risk of exposure.
“Increasing access to MPX vaccines is essential to keeping our community healthy,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “This expansion is an important step in our response and means we can start vaccinating people who may be at future risk of exposure.”
The MPX vaccine is now available for the following people:
Additionally, the Health Department is actively working to ensure access to MPX vaccine for the unhoused community who meet eligibility. The Homeless Services Bureau is in the process of identifying best practices to serve this population, including offering MPX vaccine at the City's Multi-Service Center.
The MPX vaccination site at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus, located at Parking Lot 1 on the corner of Orange Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, offers appointments and non-appointments to those who are eligible on the following days and times:
Those seeking MPX vaccine will be required to self-attest they meet eligibility criteria prior to receiving vaccine. People interested in scheduling an appointment may do so by visiting the State’s vaccination portal at MyTurn.ca.gov.
The City has been working diligently in its response to MPX and has been working closely with healthcare providers in the community, including sexual health clinics and LGBTQ+ centers, schools, early childhood education providers and homeless services providers to provide vaccine, education and guidance. The Health Department activated its Department Operations Center on July 20, prioritizing resources and leadership to focus on the clinical, epidemiological and community response.
As of today, there are 95 confirmed and probable cases of MPX in Long Beach. At least one has required hospitalization, and all are isolating and recovering at home or have recovered. To date, the city has administered more than 5,900 doses of MPX vaccine.
The Department encourages all residents to visit longbeach.gov/mpx for up-to-date facts on MPX, and to avoid misinformation. You can also follow updates, tips and notices on the Health Department’s social media pages @LBHealthDept and by following the hashtag #mpxLB.