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COVID-19 vaccine clinic continues at Santa Maria Fairpark

SANTA MARIA, Calif.- The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department continues a community vaccination clinic in Santa Maria.

The clinic opened at the Santa Maria Fairpark about three weeks ago.

So far, public health leaders say the turn out Is pretty good.

"We’ve seen a little bit more than 1600 people since we’ve been out here. It’s going really well. The operations are running smoothly," said Matt Higgs at Santa Barbara County Public Health.

While staff members are glad to see people throughout Northern Santa Barbara county coming in for the vaccine, they say currently the supply is more than the demand.

"Trying to get the word out because there’s so many people in the community that need it. And I feel the word is difficult to get out. With more news media and newspapers and word of mouth more and more people are starting to come in," said Lesley Brown at Santa Barbara County Public Health.

To make it easier for everyone county health says you don’t need an appointment, and walk-ins are welcome

"We have lots of available capacity at this site though. There’s plenty of space for anybody that wants a vaccination to come on out. They can make an appointment online on my turn or they can just walk in to the clinic here and they’ll get registered on site," said Higgs.

Vaccines for those down to age 12 are also available at the clinic.

Vaccination opportunities continue to be offered in all areas of Santa Barbara County.

The Santa Maria Fairpark location remains open Sunday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through the end of July.

For appointments at this location visit myturn.ca.gov.

This location and all Public Health vaccination locations accept walk ins.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit publichealthsbc.org or call 2-1-1 and select option 4. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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