Marian Regional Medical Center Administering COVID-19 Vaccine to Santa Barbara County Residents 65 and Older
In partnership with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, Marian Regional Medical Center is offering the COVID-19 vaccinations to Santa Barbara County residents age 65 and older as vaccines become available, by appointment only. Health care workers who provide direct care to patients, residents of a facility, or in a home care capacity in Santa Barbara County continue to be eligible and may also take advantage of this opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine (please see eligibility details outlined below). These are being offered on a first come, first served basis.
Health care workers (HCW) with direct patient contact, including:
- Staff of acute care hospitals, psych, correctional facility hospitals
- Paramedics, EMTs, and others providing emergency medical services
- Staff/residents in long term care setting serving older and high risk
- Dialysis center staff
- Intermediate care facilities for persons who need non-continuous nursing supervision and supportive care
- Home health care and in-home supportive services
- Community health workers, including promotoras
- Public health field staff
- Primary care clinics, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Centers, correctional facility clinics, and urgent care clinics
- Specialty clinics
- Laboratory workers
- Dental and other oral health clinics
- Pharmacy (if not included previously)
As vaccinations become available, we will share information about securing a vaccination appointment. You may only sign up one person per time slot. Once these slots have been filled, we will need to await another shipment of the vaccine prior to the next offering.
You may only sign up one person per time slot. Once these slots have been filled, we will need to await another shipment of the vaccine prior to the next offering.
Please allow for approximately 10 minutes ahead of the vaccine for paperwork and an observation period of 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine. COVID-19 vaccinations must be separated from all other vaccinations by at least 14 days.
At the time of vaccination, residents age 65 and older will be asked to provide proof of age (drivers’ license, state ID, passport, birth certificate) and county residency (drivers’ license, state ID, mail with name and Santa Barbara County address). Please also bring your personal health insurance card (insurance name, subscriber, ID number, and group/plan number). Dignity Health will be billing insurance companies for administering the vaccine, but vaccinated individuals will not receive a bill for the service. Individuals do not need insurance to be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Health care workers will be asked to show their name badge from their employer located in Santa Barbara County.
Please do not come for a vaccination if you are not feeling well. Please consult with your primary care physician for further guidance about future vaccination.
The vaccination clinics will take place across from Marian Regional Medical Center on East Cypress Way between South Suey Road and South Palisades Drive in the white tent. For a map, please click here.
General reported side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine include:
- joint pain
- feeling unwell
- swollen lymph nodes
- injection site pain, swelling, or redness
- muscle pain
For additional information on the COVID-19 vaccine, we recommend reviewing the FAQs on the CDC website and FDA website.