Vaccine Appointments for Emergency Service Workers

Emergency Service Workers

Beginning March 1, 2021, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department will open vaccine eligibility to residents in the following sectors: Education & Childcare, Emergency Services, Food/Grocery and Agricultural workers. Per California State guidelines, 30% of the county’s vaccine allocation will be utilized for people in these sectors.

When COVID-19 vaccine supply is available, Emergency Services workers may be able to make an appointment through their regular healthcare provider and Public Health vaccination sites. Locations where vaccines may be available are listed below. More locations will be added as they are known. Vaccine supply remains very limited.

Who is eligible in this sector?

Santa Barbara County Public Health is prioritizing Emergency Service Workers who regularly operate in-person with face-to-face contact.

1. Public, private, and voluntary personnel (front line and management) in:

  • Emergency Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire and Rescue Services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Corrections
  • Rehabilitation and reentry
  • Search and rescue
  • Hazardous Material Response
  • Technicians supporting Maritime and Aviation Emergency Response
  • Utility Workers (Electricity, gas, water, waste, roads/highways) that provide emergency support.
  • Disaster Service Workers at risk of occupational exposure, while activated for emergency response.
  • All janitors
  • Public Transit Workers

2. Public Safety Answering Points and 911 call center employees; personnel involved in access to emergency services including the emergency alert system and wireless emergency alerts

3. Fusion Center employees

4. Workers who support weather disaster / natural hazard monitoring, response, mitigation, and prevention, including personnel conducting, supporting, or facilitating wildfire mitigation activities

5. Workers (including contracted vendors) — who maintain, manufacture, or supply equipment and services supporting:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire
  • EMS, and emergency service response operations (including safety equipment, electronic security, and uniforms)

6. Workers responding to abuse and neglect of children, elders and dependent adults

7. Animal control officers and humane officers

8. Security staff to maintain building access control and physical security measures

9. Workers and contracted vendors who maintain and provide services and supplies to public safety facilities, including:

  • Emergency communication centers
  • Public Safety Answering Points
  • Public Safety Communications Centers
  • Emergency Operation Centers
  • Fire and Emergency Medical Services Stations
  • Police and Law Enforcement Stations and Facilities.

Some clinics may only be for specific industries within this broad sector. Please read all guidance before registering for appointments to ensure eligibility.

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.

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.

Rite Aid Pharmacies: Rite Aid Pharmacies will be receiving vaccine allocation direction from the Federal Government.  Access the National scheduling link to view available locations. 

MyTurn California Vaccination Scheduler

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

Those registered for an appointment should bring:

Documentation with your name on it and proof of employment in Santa Barbara CountyThe 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.

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.

Vaccination Appointment FAQs

There is a limited amount of vaccines available at this time. As more vaccines become available, we will once again offer appointments. If you haven’t already, please sign up to receive email notifications about vaccination availability for your population. Click here to sign up to receive vaccine email info.

If you try to sign up online for a vaccination appointment and are told that appointments are full, you will need to check back for an appointment and register your request again online as information is not saved.

If you have contacted your medical provider for a vaccination and have tried to sign up online for a vaccination appointment, you may have been told there is no vaccine available at this time.  As soon as more vaccine is available, more appointments will be offered. If you haven’t already, please sign up to receive email notifications about vaccination availability for your population.  Click here to sign up to receive vaccine email info.