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Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccinations Available at Public Health Mobile Clinic Sites | Coronavirus Crisis

Santa Barbara County residents can get a COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment at some of Public Health’s mobile clinics.

The Public Health Department is offering at least eight clinics throughout the county over the next two weeks that are accepting walk-ins.

In addition to the mobile clinics, vaccine appointments are available through MyTurn as well as through the direct provider links found on the Public Health vaccine page.

Here are the vaccination clinics planned for the next few weeks, where doses are available for free without an appointment:

» On Thursday, April 29, at the Carter-Duncan Corporation, located at 5427 Hollister Ave., from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This clinic will be distributing the Moderna vaccine. 

» On Thursday, April 29, at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, located at 3400 Calle Real, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. This clinic will be distributing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

» On Friday, April 30, at Guadalupe Ranch Acres, located at 1050 Escalante St. in Guadalupe, from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. This clinic will be distributing the Moderna vaccine.

» On Sunday, May 2 at the Cuyama Valley Family Resource Center, located at 4689 Highway 166 in New Cuyama, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This clinic will be distributing the Moderna vaccine.

» On Thursday, May 6, at UDW Union Hall, at 402 S. Miller St. in Santa Maria, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This clinic will be distributing the Moderna vaccine.

» On Thursday, May 6, at The Lark, at 131 Anacapa St. in Santa Barbara, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This clinic will be distributing the Moderna vaccine. 

» On Saturday, May 8, the Mixteco Indígena Community Organization Project (MICOP) and United Farmworkers (UFW) will be hosting a mobile clinic at 108 S. Pine St. in Santa Maria, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This clinic will be distributing the Moderna vaccine.

» On Sunday, May 9, at the Goleta Valley Community Center, located at 5679 Hollister Ave. in Goleta, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This clinic will be distributing the Moderna vaccine.

The county sends a team of vaccinators to community locations for these mobile clinics.

When the program launched two weeks ago, the county expected the clinics would be hosted by senior housing facilities, agricultural businesses, licensed care facilities, senior day centers, low-income housing facilities, shelter facilities, workplaces, faith-based organizations, and community-based organizations.

Click here for more information on requesting a vaccination clinic.

County Reports 29 New Cases Wednesday, Nearly 30{41490b4d0cf0dbc5ec3f65e11fff509c7d6ed2a53a838ebf7adf43f0908f07f3} of County Residents Vaccinated

As of Tuesday, 29.4{41490b4d0cf0dbc5ec3f65e11fff509c7d6ed2a53a838ebf7adf43f0908f07f3} of the county’s population is fully vaccinated and more than 333,000 doses have been administered to county residents, according to the county’s Community Data Dashboard.

Public Health officials reported 29 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, with 162 active cases across the county. 

Fourteen patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the county Wednesday, including three in intensive care units. Only 3.9{41490b4d0cf0dbc5ec3f65e11fff509c7d6ed2a53a838ebf7adf43f0908f07f3} of the countywide staffed ICU beds are filled by COVID-19 patients. 

There were no COVID-related deaths reported on Wednesday. Since the first COVID-19 death was reported on April 1, 2020, 448 county residents have died of COVID-19. 

Of the new cases reported on Wednesday, 14 were from the Santa Maria Valley and five were from Santa Barbara. The Montecito-Summerland-Carpinteria area reported four new cases, the Goleta Valley and the Lompoc Valley each logged two, and the Santa Ynez Valley added one new case. One case was still pending geographic location.

There have been 34,128 confirmed cases since the pandemic began over a year ago.

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