If you have not yet been vaccinated, we encourage you to do so. As of July 1, 2021, 67% of eligible Santa Barbara County residents are vaccinated and 58.7% are fully vaccinated. Please do your part and get vaccinated to better protect the entire community.
It’s even more important to get vaccinated given new cases of the Delta variant that have been found in Santa Barbara County. The Delta variant is labeled as a variant of concern by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is known to have increased transmissibility.
“These [Delta variant] cases serve as a reminder that even as our progress continues towards the end, our community is still in a pandemic, shared Van Do-Reynoso, County Public Health Director. “We have a tried and true method of preventing severe illness and hospitalization from the COVID-19 Delta variant, and that is getting vaccinated. If you are eligible and have not yet been vaccinated, we urge you to get your first shot as soon as possible.”
Everyone ages 12+ years of age is eligible (minors are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine). For information on walk-in Community Vaccination Clinics, or how to make an appointment at a local pharmacy, please visit https://publichealthsbc.org/vaccine/.
If you haven’t already, watch this short video from the Goleta City Council on the importance of getting vaccinated. #VaccinateGoleta