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Santa Barbara County Changing COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy To Try To Make Shots More Accessible

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More focus on mobile clinics

Santa Barbara County is changing its COVID-19 vaccination strategy, to try to better get shots to unvaccinated people in the community. It’s going to focus on mobile vaccination clinics, to make shots more accessible.

It will no longer do mass vaccination clinics in Santa Barbara and Lompoc, focusing more on mobile clinics in those communities. But, because of the high need in the northern part of the county, it will open a mass vaccination clinic at the Santa Maria Fairpark May 16th.

With teens from 12 to 15 now authorized to get shots, County Public Health officials say they will start opening up clinics on school campuses, possibly as soon as next week.

Nearly 50% of Santa Barbara County residents are now fully vaccinated.