COMMUNITY MEMBERS AGE 50 AND OLDER NOW ELIGIBLE FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE AT PUBLIC HEALTH VACCINATION SITES

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) -- Santa Barbara County residents who are 50 years of age and older will able to make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning today for Public Health Community Vaccination Clinics in Lompoc, happening March 28 through April 3. Effective April 1, people 50 years of age and older will also be eligible to schedule appointments at any of the participating pharmacies, hospitals or health care providers as supply is available.

“We are very excited to expand eligibility to more community members, beginning with the County Public Health Community Vaccination Clinics,” says Van Do-Reynoso, County Public Health Director. “Locally we have seen a promising increase in our vaccine supply and Public Health is ready to welcome community members newly eligible for vaccination,” says Do-Reynoso.

As of this afternoon, county residents may begin scheduling appointments for the first Public Health Community Vaccination Clinics located at the Dick DeWees Community & Senior Center in Lompoc happening from March 28 through April 3 and available to all eligible groups.

Groups currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Public Health Community Vaccination Clinics include:

  • people over the age of 50
  • phase 1A health care workers
  • education and childcare workers
  • emergency service workers
  • food and agriculture workers
  • people between the ages of 16-64 with high risk medical conditions

All eligible community members can sign up for a vaccine appointment by registering online at the Public Health Website or by calling 2-1-1 and pressing option 4 for assistance. The call center is open 7 days a week from 9a.m. – 5p.m. These clinics will only be administering first-dose Pfizer vaccines at this time.

Stay Connected:

County Public Health: www.PublicHealthSBC.org, Twitter and Facebook
County of Santa Barbara: www.CountyofSB.org, Twitter, Facebook

2-1-1 Call Center: Dial 211 if calling from within the county; or call (800) 400-1572 if calling from outside the area.

Community Wellness Team Information and Referral Line: (805) 364-2750