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What you need to know about COVID-19

Visitor information, resources, and local vaccine distribution updates

 

MyTurn

If you are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, please make an appointment through the California Department of Public Health’s MyTurn system.

If you are not yet eligible or appointments are not available in your location, you can sign up to be notified when it’s your turn.


COVID-19 Vaccine

State and local health departments determine how vaccines are distributed. St. John’s Hospitals are participating in the administration of COVID-19 vaccines according to the Ventura County’s guidelines for distribution. For more information about when or where you may be able to receive the vaccine, visit VenturaCountyRecovers.org  

Ventura County Health Department is offering COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment ONLY for eligible community members, who live and work in Ventura County: VenturaCountyRecovers.org/Vaccine-Information/Portal/

FAQs

Who can receive the vaccine at this time?

All individuals 12 years of age and older are eligible to be vaccinated. If you are eligible and interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, please make an appointment through the California Department of Public Health’s MyTurn system using the link below. If you are not yet eligible or appointments are not available in your location, you can sign up to be notified when it’s your turn.

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How is the vaccine given?
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses, administered three or four weeks apart. When a vaccine is given, information will be provided about when to get the second dose. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose.
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Which vaccine should I get? 
It is crucial to follow public health guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19, including wearing a mask, handwashing, social distancing, and getting the vaccine when it is available to you. All available vaccines provide extremely strong protection against severe COVID-19 infection and significantly reduce the likelihood of hospitalization or death. Any vaccine available to you is the one you should consider.


COVID-19 Crisis Response Guidelines

We continue to stay in close contact with the county department of health to determine the best way to care for an unprecedented surge of critically ill COVID-19 patients. If the number of patients exceeds our resources, and there are no alternate care sites available, we may need to implement triage guidelines so that limited resources are used equitably and consistent with national standards.

Triaging care during a crisis situation is the most difficult decision any care team has to make. At Dignity Health, triage guidelines are based on the unequivocal principle that we treat all patients with dignity and respect.


Pandemic is Not Behind Us

The pandemic is not behind us. It’s more important now than ever to take the proper steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Make your health a priority and be sure to:

  • Wear a mask when outside your home
  • Stay at least 6’ away from others
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • If you are sick, stay home

Safety Measures

As always, your health and well-being are our focus, so we’ve taken steps at all of our facilities to ensure your continued safety:

  • Everyone is screened for symptoms prior to entry
  • Masks are required
  • Visitor limitations are in place
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols

If You Are Sick - Call Your Doctor

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Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or mild shortness of breath, call your primary care physician. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, please call 911.

 

Seek medical attention if you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19. Emergency warning signs include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Extreme fatigue or new confusion
  • Bluish lips or face


Online Symptom Checker

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you can also check your symptoms using our chat box. Get started by clicking on the orange chat box in the bottom right corner of your screen.


Frequently Asked Questions

We are offering many of our classes via Zoom until further notice. Please see the Classes and Events section for details.

Dignity Health hospitals are safe and ready to care for you. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, don’t delay getting the care you need.

  • Extensive measures are in place to ensure your continued safety:
  • Everyone is screened for symptoms prior to entry
  • Masks are required
  • Visitor limitations are in place
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols

We have implemented various changes to enhance the safety of our patients and our staff.

  • Hospital entrances are now limited to the Main Hospital entrance and the Emergency Department.
  • Upon entering, you will be greeted by a member of our care team who will screen you for symptoms of COVID-19 and take your temperature.
  • You must wear your face mask at all times, if you do not have one, we will provide one.

We recognize that many patients may have experienced changes in their health insurance. If you are concerned about the cost of care, learn more about the financial assistance that we provide to patients who need it.

COVID Testing

For information about COVID testing, please refer to the Ventura County Recovers web site.