California Monkeypox: How many vaccines does your county have?

(NEXSTAR) – California has declared a state of emergency over the monkeypox outbreak, as has the federal government. Compared to our last virus-induced public health emergency, there’s a sliver of good news: We already have a vaccine made.

The bad news is there aren’t enough doses to go around yet. Clinics in major cities like San Francisco say they haven’t received enough of the two-shot JYNNEOS vaccine to meet demand, and some have had to stop offering the second dose to ensure supply of first doses.

According to the White House, more than 1.1 Million doses have been made available. California received about 110,000 doses of these doses, according to the White House. data from the state’s public health department.

Los Angeles receives its own JYNNEOS vaccine directly from the CDC. The California Department of Public Health provides the rest of the counties with their JYNNEOS vaccines.

Two counties have received the majority of vaccines: Los Angeles and San Francisco combined have received more than 65,000 doses. You should remember that the vaccine requires two doses in order to fully immunize. This means that only half of those who are eligible can receive the required doses.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), anyone who is interested in the monkeypox vaccine should consult their doctor or local health department. They can help you find doses locally. For some Californians, there’s not even a single dose allocated to their county yet.

Here’s how many doses your county has, according to CDPH:

Jurisdiction of a county (or city). Are there any allocations? Doses distributed
Alameda 5,429 2,228
Alpine 0 0
Amador 0 0
Berkeley 1,303 719
Butte 20 20
Calaveras 0 0
Colusa 0 0
Contra Costa 1,903 1,134
Del Norte 0 0
El Dorado 40 20
Fresno 430 160
Glenn 0 0
Humboldt 26 26
Imperial 40 40
Inyo 0 0
Kern 884 464
Kings 20 20
Lake 10 10
Lassen 0 0
Los Angeles 43,282 43,282
Madera 20 20
Marin 226 204
Mariposa 0 0
Mendocino 36 36
Merced 40 20
Modoc 0 0
Mono 0 0
Monterey 418 306
Napa 160 70
Nevada 30 30
Orange 2,833 2,060
Placer 171 61
Plumas 0 0
Riverside 4,634 3,514
Sacramento 4,915 3,198
San Benito 20 20
San Bernardino 1,329 508
San Diego 5,070 3,987
San Francisco 22,508 11,772
San Joaquin 712 230
San Luis Obispo 20 20
San Mateo 1,332 672
Santa Barbara 40 40
Santa Clara 4,564 2,410
Santa Cruz 784 594
Shasta 47 47
Sierra 0 0
Siskiyou 0 0
Solano 1,183 717
Sonoma 1,008 820
Stanislaus 282 88
Sutter 0 0
Tehama 0 0
Trinity 0 0
Tulare 176 106
Tuolumne 0 0
Ventura 364 106
Yolo 20 20
Yuba 0 0
Data on counties’ allocation of monkeypox vaccine doses from CDPH and the CDC as of Aug. 2.

According to the CDC, California has seen more than 800 cases.

Public health officials feel a sense of urgency due to the rapid spread of the virus and the limited availability of vaccine.

As a precaution, the doses are being administered 28 days apart to patients soon after they believe they have been exposed.

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf said regulators are reviewing an approach that would stretch supplies by allowing health professionals to vaccinate up to five people — instead of one — with each vial of Jynneos.

Califf stated that such a decision could be issued. “within days.”

Experts also acknowledged that they still have not been able to determine if the traditional administration of one or more full doses is effective against the outbreak.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.

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