COVID-19 Vaccine Information
It was announced yesterday that education and childcare, food and agriculture and emergency response sectors are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Information about appointments can be found at the following link.www.venturacountyrecovers.org/vaccine-information/portal/. Appointments open Monday mornings beginning at 7 am online and 8 am on the phone line.
If you have limited internet access you can call the registration hotline at 805-477-7161. The phone line is staffed M-F 8-5. Appointments are set aside for both online registration and the phone line.
The Area Agency on Aging provides transportation services for older adults that are in need of transportation to a vaccine appointment or for COVID-19 testing. This includes people that need lift assist as well as gurney transportation. The driver will take the individual, wait for them, help them at the site and take them home. To schedule a ride call 805-477-7300. Please note, you must have a vaccine appointment before you schedule a ride to a vaccine site.

Next Phase
Beginning March 15, individuals 16-64 who are deemed to be at the very highest risk to get very sick from COVID-19 because they have the following severe health conditions will be eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine appointments.
These are the following conditions the State lists as highest risk:
Cancer, current with weakened immune systemChronic kidney disease, stage 4 or aboveChronic pulmonary disease, oxygen dependentDown syndromeSolid organ transplant, leading to a weakened immune systemPregnancySickle cell diseaseHeart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (but not hypertension)Severe obesity (Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m2)Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5%
OR
If as a result of a developmental or other severe high-risk disability one or more of the following applies:
The individual is likely to develop severe life-threatening illness or death from COVID-19 infectionAcquiring COVID-19 will limit the individual’s ability to receive ongoing care or services vital to their well-being and survivalProviding adequate and timely COVID care will be particularly challenging as a result of the individual’s disability.

COVID-19 Update
There are 142 new COVID-19 cases. There have been 5,669 new tests performed. There are 133 people who are currently hospitalized and 35 in the ICU.
There have been 14 additional deaths: 79 year old male, 87 year old female, 84 year old female, 89 year old male, 86 year old female, 56 year old male, 83 year old female, 78year old female, 53 year old male, 91 year old female, 70 year old male, 87 year old male, 68 year old male, and a 84 year old female
We extend our deepest sympathy to the families of those who have passed away.

Frequently Asked Question: How do I get my 2nd dose appointment?
After receiving your first dose, you will become eligible for your second dose after a waiting period of 21 days if you received Pfizer and 28 days if you received Moderna.
You do not need to receive your second dose on the exact date you become eligible. You have a window of 6 weeks from getting your first dose to receive your second dose. Please do not schedule your second dose earlier than recommended. Refer to your vaccination card, which will list the date you received your first dose.
There are three ways to secure a 2nd dose appointment:
1) You will receive an email from Public Health with links to appointments the week before your 2nd dose is due. You select a link and make an appointment.2) You can also make an appointment when they are available on our website: www.venturacountyrecovers.org/vaccine-information/portal/registration-d2/?elig=p1.3) You can also call the registration hotline 805-477-7161. This hotline is intended for those with limited access to the internet.