COVID-19 vaccination clinics are scheduled this week for young children in Santa Barbara and Lompoc, in addition to the continued availability of vaccines at pharmacies and health care providers.
Vaccine doses have been authorized for use in people as young as 6 months of age to reduce the risk of serious illness from COVID-19. Vaccines are available free of charge.
Santa Barbara County residents have an overall COVID-19 vaccination rate of 68.9%.
Older adults have the highest vaccination rate by age group and young children have the lowest vaccination rate, according to Public Health Department tracking.
Santa Barbara Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
A clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27 at UCSB Early Childhood Care and Education Services from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The clinic will have a first, second and booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months to 11 years.
Walk-ins are welcome at the clinic, 900 West Campus Lane at UCSB, and no ID or medical insurance is required.
Another vaccination date is scheduled at the same location on August 24, so that children who receive their first dose this week can receive their second injection.
Lompoc COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic
A clinic is scheduled for Friday, July 29 at CommUnify, 120 W. Chestnut Ave., from 1 to 5 p.m.
The clinic will have a first, second and booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months to 5 years.
Walk-ins are welcome at the clinic and no ID or medical insurance is required.
Another vaccination clinic is scheduled at the same clinic on August 26.
How to find COVID-19 vaccine suppliers
There are several regular COVID-19 vaccination clinics for young children, including:
Dr. James Brewer, Santa Barbara Physician, at 2421 Bath Street, Suite A, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is available for people 6 months and older. Pre-registration desired, via Doctor’s Office at https://drjamesbrewer.com/and walk-ins are available.
» Lompoc Health Care Center at 301 N. R every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses are available for children and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses are available for adults 18 years and older. Register for appointments through the clinic by calling 805.737.6400.
» Lompoc Valley Medical Center at 1515 E. Ocean Ave. every Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Vaccines are available for people 5 years and older. Walk-in tours are available and appointments can be made by MyTurn at https://myturn.ca.gov/.
» Walker Wellness at 1145 E Clark Ave, Suite I in Santa Maria. The hours of the vaccination clinic are Tuesday and Thursday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are available for children 18 months to 17 years old. Walk-in tours are available and appointments can be made by MyTurn at https://myturn.ca.gov/.
Vaccines are also available at local pharmacies and health clinics and other providers.
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Vaccine Page and the Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Researcherwhere you can search for suppliers by area and type of vaccine (including pediatric doses).