Monkeypox FAQs

Monkeypox Information The current monkeypox situation is constantly evolving and subject to change. There are no reported cases of monkeypox in Pasadena. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is closely monitoring monkeypox transmission in the U.S. and California to ensure rapid identification of cases. The risk of monkeypox to the public is currently very low based on the information available.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory on May 20, 2022 regarding a confirmed case of monkeypox virus infection in... continue reading »"Monkeypox FAQs"

Discusión Comunitaria Sobre la Vacuna COVID-19 Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate.

El Departamento de Salud Pública de Pasadena (PPHD) organizará un evento gratuito, presentado en persona en español con traducción al inglés en tiempo real, Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate., en Villa Parke (363 E. Villa St.) el sábado 21 de mayo, de 10 a.m. a 1 p.m. Los panelistas compartirán experiencias e información para mejorar la comprensión de la eficacia y seguridad de la vacuna COVID-19. El panel de discusión será de las 10 a.m. a mediodía, con almuerzo... continue reading »"Discusión Comunitaria Sobre la Vacuna COVID-19 Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate."

Pasadena Public Health Department Extends #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest Deadline

Pasadena Public Health Department has launched an innovative COVID-19 vaccine video contest to spotlight the benefits of choosing vaccination, to counter harmful myths, and to promote an open dialogue about COVID-19 and vaccines through the sharing of experiences on social media. The 2022 #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest invites students ages 4-24 (grades TK-college) to create and submit artwork or share a short video on TikTok or Instagram with a powerful and positive COVID-19 vaccine message. Students in different grade categories—elementary school,... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Extends #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest Deadline"

Pasadena Public Health Department Launches Vaccine Video Contest, Gives Students Ages 4-24 Chance to Win Up to $1,500

DEADLINE EXTENDED Pasadena Public Health Department has launched an innovative COVID-19 vaccine video contest to spotlight the benefits of choosing vaccination, to counter harmful myths, and to promote an open dialogue about COVID-19 and vaccines through the sharing of experiences on social media. The 2022 #VaccinatePasadena Video Contest invites students ages 4-24 (grades TK-college) to create and submit artwork or share a short video on TikTok or Instagram with a powerful and positive COVID-19 vaccine message. Students in different grade categories—elementary... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Launches Vaccine Video Contest, Gives Students Ages 4-24 Chance to Win Up to $1,500"

COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Panel: Melanated & Vaccinated: Real People, Real Stories

The Pasadena Public Health Department will host a free virtual event, Melanated & Vaccinated: Real People, Real Stories, on Thursday, December 16, 2021, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Panelists will share experiences and information to improve understanding of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and safety. Public Health Director and Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh said, “Vaccination is the key to protecting each person and our whole community from COVID-19 and the social and economic harms of the pandemic. Melanated &... continue reading »"COVID-19 Vaccine Virtual Panel: Melanated & Vaccinated: Real People, Real Stories"

Free Seasonal Flu Vaccines

The Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) is partnering with Huntington Hospital to offer seasonal flu vaccines at no cost to anyone ages 6 months and older. Victory Park (2575 Paloma Street) Thursday, September 23, 2-6 p.m. This is a drive thru event. Walk-ups welcomed at a special walk-up station. At additional upcoming clinics, PPHD will also offer both COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson) for those ages 12 years and older as well as flu shots: La Pintoresca... continue reading »"Free Seasonal Flu Vaccines"

Southern California’s Ten Local Health Departments Send An Urgent Holiday Message To Stay Home and Stay Safe

As a coalition of 10 neighboring California local health departments, we thank everyone for doing their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As the first doses of the vaccine are being administered across our communities, we can finally see a ray of light at the end of the tunnel. As that light gets closer, we are hopeful that we are one step closer to getting back to doing the things and seeing the people we all miss the most.... continue reading »"Southern California’s Ten Local Health Departments Send An Urgent Holiday Message To Stay Home and Stay Safe"

2020 Flu Vaccine Clinics

Free Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinics This year, getting your flu vaccine is more important than ever. People can be infected with both COVID-19 and influenza viruses at the same time and could suffer even worse health outcomes than one infection alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone ages 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year to protect against the most common types of influenza viruses. By getting vaccinated against seasonal flu, you reduce... continue reading »"2020 Flu Vaccine Clinics"

Pasadena Declares Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 Response

PASADENA, Calif.—On March 4, City of Pasadena Public Health Officer Dr. Ying-Ying Goh declared a Local Public Health Emergency to empower the City to more effectively respond to the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. This declaration coincides with actions taken by Los Angeles County and Long Beach Health Department. Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pasadena. The declaration of a Local Public Health Emergency will mobilize City resources, accelerate emergency planning, streamline staffing, coordinate agencies across the city,... continue reading »"Pasadena Declares Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 Response"

Information on COVID-19

On March 4, 2020 the City of Pasadena Health Officer, Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, declared a Local Public Health Emergency to empower the City to more effectively respond to COVID-19. Read the official news release. The Pasadena Public Health Department and the City of Pasadena are proactively working with regional, state and federal health officials to conduct surveillance of and coordinate response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This is an evolving situation and the immediate risk to the general public... continue reading »"Information on COVID-19"