LVMC is administering Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine doses and boosters. Appointments Available!
Safe, free, and effective COVID-19 vaccine and booster appointments are available. All appointments can be made through the State’s MyTurn system. You may go online to check availability and register for an appointment.
For more information about the MyTurn Scheduling tool, you can call (833) 422-4255.
|Time Between Doses||3 weeks||4 weeks||N/A|
|Fully Vaccinated||2 weeks after second dose||2 weeks after second dose||2 weeks after first dose|
|Emergency Use Authorization||5 to 15 years||18 years and older||18 years and older|
|FDA Approved||16 years and older||X||X|
If you have already received your first dose of vaccine, the date to return for your second dose is shown on the back of your Vaccination Record Card. Please come at approximately the same time as your first dose appointment.
Booster Shots and Additional Doses
A COVID-19 booster shot is an additional dose of a vaccine given after the protection provided by the original shot(s) has begun to decrease over time. Typically, you would get a booster after the initial dose(s) immunity naturally starts to wane. The booster is designed to help people maintain their level of immunity for longer.
Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine boosters are being administered at LVMC.
The following groups of people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine should receive a booster after at least six months after second dose:
- Individuals aged 65 years and older
- Individuals aged 18 years and older who reside in long-term care settings
- Individuals aged 50-64 years with underlying medical conditions or at an increased risk of social inequities
The following groups of people who received the Moderna vaccine may receive a booster at least six months after second dose:
- Individuals aged 18-49 years with underlying medical conditions or at an increased risk of social inequities
- Individuals aged 18-64 years at increased risk for SARS-CoV-2 exposure and transmission because of their occupational or institutional setting
The following groups of people who received the Janssen (J&J) vaccine may receive a booster after at least 2 months:
- Individuals 18 years of age and older
Cost and Payment for Vaccinations
COVID-19 vaccines, including their administration, are free for all Californians, regardless of insurance and immigration status. If you have received a bill for payment of a COVID-19 vaccination at Lompoc Valley Medical Center, please disregard the bill. These bills were sent in error and you will not be held accountable for payment.
Other Vaccine Providers in Lompoc
The County of Santa Barbara is administering vaccinations in various locations throughout the region. To register for an appointment or get a variety of information regarding vaccinations, you may go to the County website at https://publichealthsbc.org. The county is advising that if you are not currently eligible for a vaccine, please do not make an appointment. You will be turned away from the vaccine site if you are not within the eligible group.
Please refer to the following resources for more information on COVID-19 vaccinations:
Learn About COVID-19 Vaccines
LVMC has partnered with Emmi to provide you with a comprehensive educational video about COVID-19 vaccines. The video answers many of the most asked questions and provides very beneficial information in an easy-to-understand manner. The video is available in both English and Spanish.
You got vaccinated — great! Now what?
Once you reach full immunity, your risk of getting a moderate to severe case of COVID-19 is greatly reduced, and you’ll want to go places and see people. You should still wear a mask in public and around unvaccinated people, according to the CDC. If you’re around other fully vaccinated people in a private setting, go ahead and take your masks off.Continue Reading...
You are considered to be fully vaccinated:
- Two weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series, such as Moderna or Pfizer
- Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson
You are NOT fully protected if it has been less than two weeks since your shot or if you still need a second dose. Take all preventative measures until you are fully vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control, you may start to do some things that you had to stop once you are vaccinated because of the pandemic. But remember, you should still wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart from other people, avoid crowds and avoid poorly ventilated spaces.
The CDC advises that once you have been fully vaccinated:
- You can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
- You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household. For example, you can visit, without wearing masks, with relatives who all live together. That is only true unless any of those people, or anyone they live with, has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
- If you have been around someone currently with COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.
- If you live in a group setting, such as a group home, and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should stay away from others for 14 days and get tested, even if you have no symptoms.
The CDC still suggests you should talk all precautions to protect yourself and others, even if you’ve been fully vaccinated.
- You should still avoid medium or large-size gatherings.
- You should delay all domestic and international travel for now. If you do travel, follow all CDC guidelines.
- Follow all the guidance at your own workplace.
- Watch for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you begin to have symptoms, get tested, stay home, and stay away from other people.
The CDC states that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death.
It is still unknown how effective the vaccines are against variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.