People with High-Risk Medical Conditions or Disabilities

People with High-Risk Medical Conditions or Disabilities

As of March 15, 2021, people with certain significant, high-risk medical conditions or disabilities have become eligible for vaccines statewide

The national supply of the vaccine remains limited, so appointments for the estimated 4.4 million Californians with these conditions or disabilities will not immediately be available to all who are eligible. 

California Department of Public Health Fact Sheet and FAQ

Who is eligible in this sector?

People ages 16-64 can be eligible if they are deemed to be at the very highest risk to get very sick from COVID-19  

EITHER because they have one or more of the following severe health conditions:

  • Cancer, current with weakened immune system
  • Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above
  • Chronic pulmonary disease, oxygen dependent
  • Down syndrome
  • Solid organ transplant, leading to a weakened immune system
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (but not hypertension)
  • Severe obesity (Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m2)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5%

OR if, as a result of a developmental or other significant, high-risk disability, one or more of the following criteria applies:

  • A COVID-19 infection is likely to result in severe life-threatening illness or death; OR
  • Acquiring COVID-19 will limit the individual’s ability to receive ongoing care or services vital to their well-being and survival; OR
  • Providing adequate and timely COVID care will be particularly challenging as a result of the individual’s disability.

These three criteria include people with a range of physical and behavioral disabilities.  Examples include: all enrolled consumers of Regional Centers, Independent Living Centers, In Home Supportive Services, Community Based Adult Services/Adult Day Health Centers, Medi-Cal HIV/AIDS Waiver, Medi-Cal Home and Community-Based Alternatives Waiver, Medi-Cal Assisted Living Waiver, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, California Children’s Services Program (if the child is 16-21 years old), and California Genetically Handicapped Persons Program.

Vaccination Sites & Appointments

Lompoc Community Vaccination Clinic for ALL eligible populations.

WHERE: Dick DeWees Community & Senior Center in Lompoc, 1120 W Ocean Ave., Lompoc, CA 93436

WHEN: Sunday, March 28, 2021 through Saturday, April 3, 2021 9:30AM – 6:30PM

Location: Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (Santa Barbara)

633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103.  Enter via the driveway on Calle Puerto Vallarta

No 1st dose appointments available at this time.

Location: Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria)

800 S College Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93454. Building S. Enter via Sierra Madre Ave.

No 1st dose appointments available at this time.

Location

Schedule Link

Vons Pharmacy at 1046 Coast Village Rd Suite B, Montecito, CA 93108

Sav-On Pharmacy at 1018 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Sav-On Pharmacy at 2320 South Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93455

Sav-On Pharmacy at 1120 East Clark Avenue, Orcutt, CA 93455

Sav-On Pharmacy at 1500 North H Street, Lompoc, CA 93436

Vons Pharmacy at 729 North H Street, Lompoc, CA 93436

Ralphs Various Locations. The schedule link will give you the option to find a store nearest to you and then you can verify if there are any appointments available at this time.

CVS Pharmacies: CVS Pharmacies will be receiving vaccine allocation directly from the Federal Government. Buellton and Santa Maria locations will be taking appointments. Access the National scheduling link and select your location.

Dignity Health/Marian Medical Center 1400 East Church Street, Santa Maria, CA
LINK TO VACCINATION TENT LOCATION HERE.

Cottage Health

400 W Pueblo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93102

Rite Aid Pharmacy 
Various locations

Eligibility and Registration

MyTurn California Vaccination Scheduler

Find out if you are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, schedule appointments, and sign up for notifications directly with MyTurn.

FAQs

To protect confidentiality, verification documentation of the diagnosis or type of disability is not required but instead anyone meeting the eligibility requirements will be asked to sign a self-attestation that they meet the criteria for high-risk medical conditions or disabilities. 

For current options, please check with your health care provider. 

Homebound seniors may call 211 and select language then option #4.

Those registered for an appointment should bring:

Documentation with your name on it. The name on your documentation should match the name on your appointment confirmation. Examples of acceptable documentation with your name include a driver’s license, business card, work ID, library card, letter from your employer or school, bank/ATM cards, Costco card, electrical bill, matricula consular, paystub, passport, money transfer receipt, etc. Please note that the documentation does not need to be a government-issued ID to receive a vaccine.

Proof of Santa Barbara County residency. Any of the documents mentioned above or a document with your name and address on it.

If you are not currently eligible for a vaccine, please do not make an appointment. YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY AT THE VACCINE SITE. This takes away an appointment from someone who is eligible and slows down the process for everyone.

If you have questions, please call 2-1-1 and select option 4.