COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Everyone 6+ months of age is eligible to be vaccinated.

Vaccine Consent Forms for Minors

Minors are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. 

We encourage parents/guardians to accompany the minor, but if it is not possible the County Public Health Department will accept a signed consent form.

Community Vaccination Clinics

The following clinics are accepting walk-ins (no appointment required). Clinics are subject to change.

  • The Flu vaccine will also be offered at all Mobile Vaccine Programs for anyone over the age of 3 years old.
  • All clinics (except Santa Maria Fairpark) offer the following vaccines:
    • Pediatric Pfizer (5-11 year old’s): First or second Dose
    • Pfizer (12+): First dose, second dose, or Booster (16+)
    • Moderna (18+): Booster
    • J&J Janssen (18+): Single dose or booster. PLEASE NOTE: According to the CDC, in most situations, Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are preferred over the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for primary and booster vaccination due to the risk of serious adverse events.

Vandenberg Air Force Base
For all Tri Care Beneficiaries 16 years of age and older.

To book your vaccine appointment please call 805-606-2273 (CARE)

Additional Vaccination Opportunities

In addition to MY TURN, you may also make an appointment via the following provider links.

Clinics listed in this section may be offering first, second, and third doses along with booster shots.

Location

Schedule Link

Albertsons Various Locations

Ralphs Various Locations

CVS Pharmacies

Rite Aid Pharmacy

South County Pharmacies Accepting Walk-ins for Pfizer Boosters

Vons 2101 in Montecito

Address: 1046 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108

Pharmacy Phone: (805) 969-4728

Albertsons 355 in Carpinteria

Address: 1018 Casitas Pass Rd, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Pharmacy Phone: (805) 684-8367

CVS on Hollister in SB

Address: 7030 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117

Phone(805) 562-1480

Medicine Shoppe 793 in SB

Address: 3605 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Phone(805) 687-1376

Rite Aid in Carpinteria

Address: 801 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Phone(805) 684-4816

CVS at 3939 State St in SB

Address: 3939 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Phone(805) 681-8292

Rite Aid at 35 S. Milpas in SB *only between 2-3 pm

Address: 35 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Phone(805) 965-0787

Costco in Goleta

Address: 7095 Market Pl Dr, Goleta, CA 93117

Phone(805) 685-4141

Text GETVAX to 438829 to find your nearest vaccine site.

Those registered for an appointment should bring:

Documentation with your name on it

The name on your documentation should match the name on your appointment confirmation. Examples of acceptable documentation with your name include a driver’s license, business card, work ID, library card, letter from your employer or school, bank/ATM cards, Costco card, electrical bill, matricula consular, pay stub, passport, money transfer receipt, etc. Please note, the documentation does not need to be a government-issued ID to receive a vaccine.

If you have questions, please call 2-1-1.

FEDERAL STATE AND LOCAL INFORMATION AND ROLES

  • Which vaccines are approved for use in United States (FDA)
  • How much vaccine will be allocated to each state (CDC)
  • Overall framework for who gets vaccine at each phase of the rollout (CDC)
  • Ongoing research, monitoring, and oversight (NIH, FDA, CDC)

Vaccine Roll Out in California

The California Department of Public Health has convened a Drafting Guidelines Workgroup which is leveraging national prioritization frameworks and reviewing data regarding occupational exposure and COVID-19 risk to prioritize sectors across phases and tiered population groups. All California counties will follow these guidelines in administering vaccine.  However, given the number of people falling into the various tiers in a specific county, the uptake of those in the priority group in getting vaccinated, and the logistics and timeline for use of the vaccine so that no doses go to waste, counties may be in different tiers in administering vaccine to their population. Specifically, the CDPH will decide:

  • Which vaccine(s) will be used in CA
  • How much vaccine will be allocated to each local health jurisdiction/county
  • State-specific framework for who will get vaccine when (per federal guidelines)
  • Which data systems will be used across the state to monitor vaccine distribution and uptake
  • Ongoing data collection, monitoring and oversight

For more information:

California Community Vaccine Advisory Committee

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Community-Vaccine-Advisory-Committee.aspx

California Department of Public health Vaccination Planning Webpage

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/COVID-19Vaccine.aspx

  • Coordinate local infrastructure for vaccine storage, distribution, & administration
  • Promote equitable distribution across local communities
  • Develop County-specific framework for who gets vaccine when (per state guidelines)
  • Conduct ongoing data reporting and monitoring

Local Planning:

The County’s role and responsibility in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is logistics: planning and preparing for the distribution of one or more vaccines. Hospitals, health care systems, and community clinics will administer vaccines in compliance with federal, state and county requirements. Federal authorities also have created a partnership with pharmacies to disseminate the vaccines through mobile clinics inside nursing homes and care facilities all over the country. The County has submitted plans to the California Department of Public Health with local vaccine distribution plans.  

Per State and Federal policy, COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to specific populations in phases and community sites would be in the last phase. Local planning will leverage lessons learned from flu clinics, which were modified to accommodate COVID-19 considerations, data on need, and community feedback, as well as our 2009 experience with H1N1.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and we are following closely the work of California’s vaccine planning task force, which is determining many of the policies and procedures for which vaccine gets distributed when, how, and to whom. The State’s decisions will be implemented through our local plans.

Stay Informed – CDC and CDPH Information