STATE MOBILE COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM OFFERED TO SANTA BARBARA COUNTY FOR ON-SITE VACCINATIONS

STATE MOBILE COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM OFFERED TO SANTA BARBARA COUNTY FOR ON-SITE VACCINATIONS

Available for schools, employers, community-based organizations, and faith-based organizations.

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) will assist the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department with mobile, pop-up, and on-site vaccinations throughout the County. Effective August 1, 2021, the state’s program will be able to supplement the efforts of the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department with on-site vaccinations to schools, employers, community-based organizations, and faith-based organizations.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department launched their local COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program last April. Within 3 months, the mobile teams conducted over 60 on-site vaccination clinics across the County, specifically for worksite locations, housing facilities, and churches, and distributing over 12,000 vaccinations. The Mobile Vaccine Program was a strategic response to distribute the vaccine to communities who were disproportionately burdened by COVID-19 and/or where existing access to the vaccine was limited. With a focus on health equity, the program served to remove barriers for groups of individuals (i.e. homebound seniors, homeless) who were unable to get their vaccine at community clinics.

CDPH launched the state mobile vaccination teams earlier in the summer also with the intention to reach communities that had limited access to the COVID-19 vaccine. They offer to deploy mobile vaccination teams to local jurisdictions throughout the state with trained staff to register and administer vaccines.

Any organization interested in organizing a mobile or pop-up clinic, particularly schools, employers, community-based organizations, and faith-based organizations, can complete the intake form by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mobilevaccination or send inquiries to: mobilevaccinesites@cdph.ca.gov.

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