COVID-19 Vaccine Information
After careful consideration the FDA and CDC has recommended to lift the pause on the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The State of California is following these recommendations and has posted a FACT SHEET to assist California residents while choosing a vaccine.
Everyone 12+ years of age is eligible to be vaccinated.
Minors are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Links to Vaccination Appointments
MyTurn California Vaccination Scheduler
Many vaccine providers, including the Public Health Department, Cottage Health, Lompoc Valley Medical Center, Sansum, and Dignity Health, are transitioning to My Turn as their vaccine appointment portal. Please click on the My Turn link to make an appointment.
Community Vaccination Clinics
The following clinics are accepting walk-ins (no appointment required). Clinics are subject to change.
Thursday, May 13 – Santa Barbara
Earl Warren Flea Market
3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara
WALK-UPS only from 7 AM – 2 PM
Johnson & Johnson
Thursday, May 13 – Lompoc
Dick DeWees Community Center
1120 W. Ocean Ave., Lompoc
9:30 AM – 12 PM
Johnson & Johnson
Sunday, May 16 – Santa Maria
1875 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
WALK-UPS only from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Johnson & Johnson
Saturday, May 15 – Los Alamos
Los Alamos County Park
500 Drum Canyon Rd.
12 PM – 5 PM
Additional Vaccination Opportunties
In addition to MY TURN, you may also make an appointment via the following provider links.
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
Rite Aid Pharmacy
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, pay stub, passport, money transfer receipt, etc. Please note, the documentation does not need to be a government-issued ID to receive a vaccine.
If you have questions, please call 2-1-1 and select option 4.
Vaccination Information Links
FEDERAL STATE AND LOCAL INFORMATION AND ROLES
- Which vaccines are approved for use in United States (FDA)
- How much vaccine will be allocated to each state (CDC)
- Overall framework for who gets vaccine at each phase of the rollout (CDC)
- Initial Framework: A Phased Approach for COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation (National Academy of Medicine)
- Ongoing research, monitoring, and oversight (NIH, FDA, CDC)
Vaccine Roll Out in California
The California Department of Public Health has convened a Drafting Guidelines Workgroup which is leveraging national prioritization frameworks and reviewing data regarding occupational exposure and COVID-19 risk to prioritize sectors across phases and tiered population groups. All California counties will follow these guidelines in administering vaccine. However, given the number of people falling into the various tiers in a specific county, the uptake of those in the priority group in getting vaccinated, and the logistics and timeline for use of the vaccine so that no doses go to waste, counties may be in different tiers in administering vaccine to their population. Specifically, the CDPH will decide:
- Which vaccine(s) will be used in CA
- How much vaccine will be allocated to each local health jurisdiction/county
- State-specific framework for who will get vaccine when (per federal guidelines)
- Which data systems will be used across the state to monitor vaccine distribution and uptake
- Ongoing data collection, monitoring and oversight
For more information:
California Community Vaccine Advisory Committee
California Department of Public health Vaccination Planning Webpage
- Coordinate local infrastructure for vaccine storage, distribution, & administration
- Promote equitable distribution across local communities
- Develop County-specific framework for who gets vaccine when (per state guidelines)
- Conduct ongoing data reporting and monitoring
The County’s role and responsibility in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is logistics: planning and preparing for the distribution of one or more vaccines. Hospitals, health care systems, and community clinics will administer vaccines in compliance with federal, state and county requirements. Federal authorities also have created a partnership with pharmacies to disseminate the vaccines through mobile clinics inside nursing homes and care facilities all over the country. The County has submitted plans to the California Department of Public Health with local vaccine distribution plans.
Per State and Federal policy, COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to specific populations in phases and community sites would be in the last phase. Local planning will leverage lessons learned from flu clinics, which were modified to accommodate COVID-19 considerations, data on need, and community feedback, as well as our 2009 experience with H1N1.
This is a rapidly evolving situation and we are following closely the work of California’s vaccine planning task force, which is determining many of the policies and procedures for which vaccine gets distributed when, how, and to whom. The State’s decisions will be implemented through our local plans.
Stay Informed – CDC and CDPH Information
Questions about COVID-19 vaccination?
Call 211 and select option 4 after selecting language.