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LUSD students receive second COVID-19 vaccine dose at Lompoc Valley Medical Center

LOMPOC, Calif. – Some students at Lompoc Unified School District will be going to Lompoc Valley Medical to get their second COVID-19 vaccine.

Assistant Superintendent Bree Valla said many students were granted parental permission to get the first dose.

It's part of a partnership with Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

The district provides transportation to the hospital. Over the last three weeks, many students over the ages of 16 took advantage of that opportunity.

However, right now the demand is down as parents are getting involved in the process. Now, the goal is provide students transportation for the second dose.

So far, about 700 children over the age of 12 have been vaccinated at Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

“At this point we are getting approximately half of the people via MyTurn who are 12 years and above,” said Lompoc Valley Medical Center Chief Operation Officer Dr. Naishadh Buch

The district says it will continue to stay in touch with parents and keep them informed during the process.

Health care providers say it's still critical for as many people to get vaccinated as possible.

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Karen Cruz-Orduña

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