Coronavirus Information
COVID-19 TESTING AND VACCINE INFORMATION
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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccine Distribution Plan

Sansum Clinic’s limited vaccine supply is managed by the state, and our distribution plan is under the specific direction of the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. We ask for your patience as we work to vaccinate everyone who is eligible as soon as possible.

Date updated: 7-9-2021

Who is eligible:

  • People age 12 years and older
  • Pfizer is the only vaccine currently approved for people age 12-17. See below for how to schedule for this age group.

Sansum Clinic offers vaccines by appointments only. Walk-up appointments are not available.

If you have a future vaccine appointment scheduled with Sansum Clinic and you receive the vaccine somewhere else, please cancel your appointment at Sansum Clinic so we can offer that time slot to another eligible patient.

How to schedule an appointment:

Patients age 12 – 17 years old: Patients (or their parent/guardian) can call the Pediatrics Department at (805) 563-6211 to schedule an appointment. Patients will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian and a consent form is required. 

  • Download the consent form here.
  • We will try to accommodate any other household members seeking a vaccine at the same appointment, as availability allows.

Patients age 18 years and older: Patients can schedule an appointment on MyChart or by calling (805) 681-7805.

  • Second dose appointments will be scheduled during your first dose appointment.
  • Appointments are available each week at Sansum Clinic's 215 Pesetas Lane Pharmacy and must be scheduled in advance.

If you are not a patient of Sansum Clinic or to schedule with another community provider, visit California's statewide system, MyTurn or call (833) 422-4255.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Many patients are calling with the questions below. Please review this information and if you have any additional questions, send a MyChart message to your primary care provider.

     

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    General Information

    General Information

    What COVID-19 vaccines are available at Sansum Clinic?
    What are the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine?
    How do the COVID-19 vaccines work?
    Will the vaccine work against new COVID-19 variants?
    Can the vaccines cause COVID-19?
    Can the COVID-19 vaccine be co-administered with other vaccines?
    How long does protection from a COVID-19 vaccine last?

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    Safety and Side Effects

    Safety and Side Effects

    Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
    Was the vaccine made too quickly?
    What are the potential side effects to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?
    If I have side effects after receiving the vaccine, am I contagious to those around me?
    I had a reaction to the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine that requires two doses. Should I get a second dose?

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    Who Should Get the Vaccine?

    Who Should Get the Vaccine?

    Is there anyone who should not get a COVID-19 vaccine?
    Is the vaccine safe for those with compromised immune systems?
    If I am of child-bearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding, is it safe for me to get the vaccine?
    Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I have a history of severe allergic reactions?
    If I have already had COVID-19, do I still need to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
    Can I get the vaccine if I am currently ill/infected with COVID-19?
    If I received monoclonal antibody therapy or convalescent plasma as treatment for COVID-19 illness, do I need to wait to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
    Can children receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

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    Vaccine Availability and Scheduling

    Vaccine Availability and Scheduling

    Can I select which vaccine to receive at Sansum Clinic?
    Will I be billed for the vaccine?
    Can I get a vaccination if I just show up without an appointment?
    Can I get a COVID-19 vaccination when I come for my next appointment?
    If I received the first vaccine dose somewhere else, can I receive my second dose at Sansum Clinic?
    I signed up for Sansum Clinic’s waitlist. Will I be able to get a vaccine at Sansum Clinic or how will the transition to MyTurn impact those on the waitlist?

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    After Your Vaccination

    After Your Vaccination

    Do I still need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine?
    Will I test positive for COVID-19 after I receive a vaccination?

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