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Appointments fill up at Public Health Community Vaccination Clinics in one day

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Santa Barbara County residents 16 years of age and older are now able to make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine for Public Health Community Vaccination Clinics in Santa Maria.

Those 18 and older can make an appointment for vaccination clinics in Santa Barbara happening Tuesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 8.

Following Monday's announcement, organizers with the the Public Health vaccine clinic at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria say appointments have filled up quickly.

In less than a day, appointments at the site have been completely booked for the week.

Michael Camacho Craft with the Santa Barbara County Public Health says if you're scheduled to get vaccinated, it's important to arrive on time.

He says you may come fifteen minutes early, but it is not recommended that you come earlier.

Craft adds that you must bring your driver's license as well as a document showing your residency, "We are here to help so if people show up and they show reasonable evidence we can except that."

If an appointment becomes available, those eligible can sign up for a vaccine appointment by registering online at the Public Health Website or by calling 2-1-1 and pressing option 4 for assistance.

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