The Santa Barbara County Immunization Project's goal is to assure appropriate, on time immunizations for infants, children, adolescents and adults in the county. Outreach and education programs are complemented by population based assessments to measure vaccine coverage. The project acts as a resource to provide accurate and timely immunization information to private and public health care providers, to schools and child care centers, and to the general public.
We have record or near record low levels of vaccine preventable childhood diseases in the United States, but that does not mean these have disappeared. Many of the viruses and bacteria are still circulating in this country or are only a plane ride away. That's why it's important that children, especially infants and young children, receive recommended immunizations on time. In our mobile society, over a million people each day travel to and from other countries, including countries where many vaccine preventable diseases remain relatively common. Without vaccines, epidemics of many preventable diseases could return, resulting in increased and unnecessary illness, disability, and death among children.
2012-2013 Seasonal Flu Vaccine
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older be vaccinated against flu every year, even if they got vaccinated the year before. Seasonal Flu vaccine is now available throughout Santa Barbara County. Find out where to get vaccinated.
Free Flu Vaccine Clinics
The Santa Barbara Public Health Department along with the Santa Barbara County Medical Reserve Corps are providing free flu vaccines to all community members two years and older on Wednesday, November 28, in Goleta and Saturday, December 1, in Lompoc.