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Vaccination Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

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While we continue to vaccinate the remaining individuals in the highest tier, on Wednesday, January 13, LVMC will begin vaccinating members of the public who are 75 years of age or older.  We will first be coordinating with Lompoc Health primary care physicians to identify and schedule applicable individuals.  Then, we will continue our coordination efforts with other area primary care physicians whose patients may not have access to vaccination through the County vaccination program or another hospital system.

While we continue to vaccinate the remaining individuals in the highest tier, on Wednesday, January 13, LVMC will begin vaccinating members of the public who are 75 years of age or older.  We will first be coordinating with Lompoc Health primary care physicians to identify and schedule applicable individuals.  Then, we will continue our coordination efforts with other area primary care physicians whose patients may not have access to vaccination through the County vaccination program or another hospital system.

During the remainder of this first week, we expect to schedule and vaccinate a maximum of 100 individuals per day.  Beginning next week, we expect to schedule and vaccinate a maximum of 250 individuals per day, 7 days per week.  We anticipate being allocated enough vaccine to continue this vaccination pace for subsequent weeks, but that is not guaranteed.

Vaccinations will be administered at the hospital, and will utilize the Moderna vaccine.  When the first vaccine dose is administered, individuals will be told when to return for their second dose.  If LVMC receives the necessary allocation of vaccine, it will take approximately three weeks to complete the administration of the first dose of vaccine to the applicable 75+ individuals. Then, hopefully, we will be permitted to move forward with vaccinating individuals in the next tier.

We know that many community members are very anxious to receive the vaccine.  We will do our very best to vaccinate as many individuals as quickly and as broadly as possible.  This is a fluid situation; we will communicate regularly to provide updates on the status of vaccinations for our community members.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Author: Steve Popkin, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen D. “Steve” Popkin became Chief Executive Officer of LVMC in February 2019. Mr. Popkin has more than 32 years of experience in senior health care management, including 18 years in Chief Executive Officer positions.

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