As of August 30, 2021, 64.5% of eligible (12 years and older) Santa Barbara County residents are fully vaccinated. There is still a lot of work to do. Please help #VaccinateGoleta by getting vaccinated yourself if you haven’t already, and encourage your friends and family to do so. Mayor Paula Perotte and all of the Goleta City Council members share the importance of getting vaccinated in our #VaccinateGoleta video message available in English and Spanish.
Recent studies confirm that the Delta variant is spreading more quickly in those not fully vaccinated. Of the COVID-related hospitalizations between May and July, 88 percent are people who are unvaccinated people. Approximately one in three eligible community members is unvaccinated. An increase is being seen in children under the age of 12. The best way for families to keep young children safe is to ensure that everyone in the household who can gets vaccinated. View the Santa Barbara County Community Data Dashboard for more information and learn more about COVID-19 variants here.
For information on the vaccine, including walk-in Community Vaccination Clinics, or how to make an appointment at a local pharmacy, please visit https://publichealthsbc.org/vaccine/.