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Free COVID-19 vaccination clinic offered for children on South Coast

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A Wednesday clinic at UC Santa Barbara will offer free COVID-19 vaccinations to children.

No ID or insurance required for Wednesday event focused on six-month-olds to 11-year-olds at UC Santa Barbara.

A South Coast university is teaming up with the State Department of Public Health to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations to children.

UC Santa Barbara will be hosting a clinic for children between six-months-old, and 11-years-old Wednesday. It’s open to the public, and no ID’s or insurance is required.

The event will be taking place at UCSB’s Orfalea Family Child Care Center from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The federal government recently broadened the authorization of vaccine to all Americans over the age of six-months-old. A second clinic in August will offer children their second dose of the Moderna vaccine.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.