Lompoc Valley Medical Center has not administered any Johnson & Johnson vaccine and LVMC is not expecting to receive any J&J vaccine in the future.

Vaccine Requests for Community Members

At this time we are transitioning to the State’s MyTurn scheduling system. 

Going forward registering for first dose vaccination appointments can only be done through the State’s MyTurn system. You may go online to https://myturn.ca.gov to check appointment availability and register for an appointment.

For more information about the MyTurn Scheduling tool, you can call (833) 422-4255.

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.

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:

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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. 

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According to the Los Angeles Times, here is a list of “Dos and Don’ts” about what to do with your COVID-19 vaccination card, including if you lose it: 

DO: Go back for your second appointment if you’ve misplaced the card

Return for your second appointment as planned with your ID. Your vaccination record — regardless of where you received the shot — will be registered in the California Immunization Registry (CAIR). The provider should have you in the system from last time, and they will be able to issue you a new card.

If you lost your card after your second dose, reach out to wherever you got your shots and ask them for a replacement. Again, your information should be in the system, so it shouldn’t be a problem to get you another one. You can also request your vaccination record directly from CAIR.

DON’T: Laminate your card

Staples and Office Depot are offering free lamination for vaccine cards, but don’t take them up on it. The heat from the laminating machine can damage the ink. Also, you may need to get a COVID vaccine booster in the future. A better way to protect it: a clear plastic sleeve, like a badge ID holder.  

DO: Double-check the information on it

Make sure your name and date of birth are correct. Ideally, you’ll do this before you leave your first appointment, but if that’s already in the past, it’s still good to check. Ask the provider for a replacement with corrected information if something is wrong. 

DON’T: Take it everywhere

Discussions of so-called “vaccine passports” are mostly theoretical at this point. There’s no reason to carry your card in your wallet at all times right now. Keep it somewhere secure in your house like you would any other important document. 

DO: Take photos of it for your records

As a backup for the physical card, you can take photos of the front and back of it and email those to yourself.

DON’T: Share an up-close photo of it on social media

Some people have shared vaccine selfies with their birth dates covered up, ostensibly for identity theft protection. That’s good — it’s never smart to share personal information like that online. You really don’t want to be widely sharing the other information on the card either, as some people are trying to create fake vaccines, and a recent vaccine lot number is useful to them. 

DO: Share your vaccine selfie

Every person who shares a photo of themselves beaming with a fresh shoulder Band-Aid helps the cause. Vaccine hesitancy has decreased as the rollout has progressed, but your photo could be the difference for someone you know to go from thinking, “Nah, I’ll wait a while longer and see how it goes” to “if this person feels OK about it, so do I.” 

*Source: Los Angeles Times

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. 

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 whom 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.