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Vaccine Update - March 19, 2021

Written by Nora Wallace on in LVMC News

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

This post is outdated.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..

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Author: Nora Wallace, Public Relations

Nora Wallace was hired as LVMC’s Public Relations Coordinator in October 2014. She previously was employed as a newspaper reporter for 25 years at the Santa Barbara News-Press, primarily covering North County news. At LVMC, Nora is also responsible for the management of the Blue Coat hospital volunteers. She is a graduate of Santa Barbara City College and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.