GOLETA, Calif — Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is expanding its reach to vaccinate those in the county. They partnered with the University of California Santa Barbara to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to UCSB students.
The clinic was Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. in Parking Lot 25 near the Student Health Services.
"I just wanted to do my part in it. And working in retail it's like you're coming into contact with so many people. And anything that I could have done to make myself safer I would have wanted to take that step," said UCSB sophomore Bobby Rose.
Public Health hopes bringing the vaccine to college students also slows the spread of the virus.
"Infections among the 20 plus is growing. And we are concerned and we want to make sure that they have every opportunity to get vaccinated. So we're here today," said Santa Barbara County Public Health Director Van Do-Reynoso.
Students who were vaccinated encourage their classmates to sign up.
"Absolutely do it. It will be worth it for all of us in the end. I mean if we all can do our part this is going to go by way quicker," said Rose.
UCSB hopes to host more vaccine clinics on campus in the future.