Covid Update

County opens vaccines to age 50 and over

 

Santa Barbara County residents age 50 years and older can now make an appointment to receive the Covid-19 vaccine at Public Health Community Vaccination Clinics in Lompoc, scheduled for March 28 through April 3. Effective April 1, residents age 50+ 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,” said 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.”

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; and people between age 16-64 with high risk medical conditions.

All eligible community members can sign up for a vaccine appointment by registering online at countyofsb.org/phd or by calling 2-1-1 (option 4) or by dialing (800) 400-1572. The call center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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