The Lompoc Valley Medical Center administered covid-19 vaccines to its employees Thursday afternoon.
Officials with LVMC say they are following strict government guidelines with regards to storing, handling and administering the vaccine.
General staff, nursing staff, physicians and environmental services workers are receiving the vaccine.
“People should absolutely take this vaccine,” said Dr. William Pierce, LVMC chief of medical staff and general surgeon. “There will be side effects. The greater good is served if as many people as possible get this vaccine. I wanted to be right up there. It helps me feel very safe working in a hospital with covid patients.”
Vaccinations will happen for about five days or until allocation is finished.