Getting vaccinated is one of the most important ways you can help end the COVID-19 pandemic and get Santa Barbara County’s local economy and our communities back to some level of normalcy while increasing our safety.
A COVID-19 Vaccine will:
- Reduce number of people with COVID-19
- Reduce severity of illness
- Reduce hospitalizations
- Reduce deaths
We applaud our local health officials and collaborative partners who are taking on the monumental and historic mission to get everyone in our County vaccinated. The top priority is making sure those most at risk get the vaccine first including those working on the front lines such as our health care workers, paramedics, EMTs, those in long term care settings, and persons ages 75 and older.
Santa Barbara County Vaccination Clinics are focused on making sure those who received a first dose are scheduled to receive a second one. If you did not receive your second appointment along with your first, your provider (pharmacy, doctor or whomever gave you your first vaccine) will contact you to make your next appointment. If you are unsure, call 2-1-1 for additional support.
The next population in line to receive the vaccine are community members who are 65 and older and sectors of the population who are at a higher risk of being exposed to the virus including grocery store workers, educators, agricultural workers and emergency services (i.e. firefighters, law enforcement…).
Santa Barbara County Public Health Department’s vaccine distribution plan & timeline is available here: https://publichealthsbc.org/vaccine/.
Santa Barbara County Public Health is asking all residents to sign up for the County COVID-19 Vaccination Newsletter to receive notifications on vaccine distribution and for how to make an appointment. Please note, signing up for the newsletter is not signing up for a vaccination appointment.
If you need help making an appointment, you can call 2-1-1 and select option 4. Questions about COVID-19 vaccinations? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.