Santa Barbara County residents who are 16 years of age and older are able to make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning today for Public Health Community Vaccination Clinics in Santa Maria happening this week using the Pfizer vaccine. Those 18 years of age and older can now make an appointment for Santa Barbara vaccination clinics happening Tuesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 8 since Moderna and Johnson& Johnson will be used at this site. Additionally, Lompoc Valley Medical Center will expand eligibility to all who qualify based on vaccine available. Effective April 15, people 16 years of age and older will also be eligible to schedule appointments at any of the participating pharmacies, hospitals, or health care providers as supply is available. These locations may be able to begin sooner, depending on availability of vaccines.

All eligible community members can sign up for a vaccine appointment by registering online at the https://publichealthsbc.org/community-vaccination-clinics/ or by calling 2-1-1 and pressing option 4 for assistance. Anyone who is having difficulty accessing 2-1-1 can dial (800) 400-1572.