Vaccine Update - March 19, 2021

Written by Nora Wallace on

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LVMC is accepting appointment requests from individuals 16 years of age and older with a qualifying high-risk medical condition.

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This post is outdated. Please see our page on COVID-19 Vaccinations for latest information. - Read Here

LVMC is accepting appointment requests from individuals 16 years of age and older with a qualifying high-risk medical condition.

The list of high-risk medical conditions, defined by the California Department of Public Health, is indicated below:

  • Cancer (current with debilitated or immunocompromised state)
  • Chronic kidney disease (stage 4 or above)
  • Chronic pulmonary disease, oxygen-dependent
  • Down syndrome
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (excludes hypertension)
  • Severe obesity (Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m2)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5%
  • A condition where you are likely to develop severe life-threatening illness or death from COVID-19 infection.
  • Getting COVID-19 will limit your ability to receive ongoing care or services vital to your well-being and survival.
  • Getting adequate and timely COVID-19 care will be particularly challenging as a result of your disability.

Vaccinations will occur starting the week of March 29, 2021.

To request an appointment, call 805-875-8909 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Nora Wallace
Written By Nora Wallace, Public Relations
Nora Wallace was previously employed as a newspaper reporter for 25 years at the Santa Barbara News-Press. At LVMC, Nora is also responsible for the hospital volunteers. She is a graduate of Santa Barbara City College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.