Santa Barbara County Public Health officials are continuing their mission to increase vaccination rates through family-targeted school clinics and $870,000 in grant funding for hard-to-reach North County areas.

On May 27, the county kicked off its second school-based clinic in North County at Mary Buren Elementary in Guadalupe, following a multiday clinic at Righetti High School in Orcutt.

While turnout the first day was relatively low, with 88 individuals receiving the vaccine, Public Health Director Van Do-Reynoso said such options are exactly what people need. 

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A 20-year-old Guadalupe resident receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during a clinc at Mary Buren Elementary School on May 28.

Santa Barbara County Public Health Director Van Do-Reynoso offers her advice to parents wondering if they should get the COVID-19 vaccination for their teenage or pre-teen children. Santa Maria Times reporter Laura Place talked to Dr. Do-Reynoso about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and efforts by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department to slow the spread of the coronavirus and get more people in the county vaccinated. You can read the full story, and see more coverage from Laura Place on COVID-19 in Santa Barbara County and the city of Santa Maria on SantaMariaTimes.com - https://santamariatimes.com/search/?l=25&s=start_time&sd=desc&f=html&t=article%2Cvideo%2Cyoutube%2Ccollection&app=editorial&nsa=eedition&q=Laura+Place+%22COVID%22+

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