Eligible County Residents At Least 61% Vaccinated

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Dr. Van Do-Reynoso speaking during Friday's virtual press conference.
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By edhat staff

About 61% of Santa Barbara County residents age 16 and above have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Santa Barbara County Public Health Director Dr. Van Do-Reynoso stated it's "indeed a happy day" as she confirmed the statistics. Of the 61% who received at least one dose, 45% are fully vaccinated.

Additionally, there's only a 7% appointment no-show for people getting their second dose, remarkably lower than what's seen throughout the country, she said.

Approximately 8 in 10 residents aged 65 and above have received at least one dose of the vaccine, however, only 4 in 10 of residents between ages 16-29 have received at least one dose.

Public Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg stated the age groups with the most positive COVID-19 tests were those under 18 years of age followed by those between 20-30.  He confirmed there have been several outbreaks throughout high schools in the county relating to athletic programs and unsanctioned parties.

The vaccine supply in the county is now plentiful and anyone age 16 or over can walk into any clinic or most pharmacies and receive their vaccination. 

Dr. Do-Reynoso is anticipating emergency approval for the Pfizer vaccine to be administered to anyone 12 years of age and older.

Santa Barbara County remains in the orange tier according to the state's "Blueprint for a Safer Economy." The county's case rate per 100,000 population is between 3.8 and 4, where less than 2 is needed to reach the least restrictive yellow tier.

Only Los Angeles County has met the metrics to reach the yellow tier in all of Southern California. Dr. Do-Reynoso does not anticipate Santa Barbara County reaching this goal before Governor Newsom lifts all tier restrictions on June 15.

More data is available at publichealthsbc.org.

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mtndriver May 07, 2021 08:04 PM
Eligible County Residents At Least 61% Vaccinated

Is it really just 45% of the 61% with at least one shot who have been fully vaccinated? That's only 27.5% of everyone, which is a lot less than 45%. Come on now people, you don't even need an appointment!

NonBidenary May 08, 2021 09:17 AM
Eligible County Residents At Least 61% Vaccinated

If you want to

-Travel without quarantine
-Look smart to your judgmental friends (and strangers)
-Hug your kids
-Settle back into ‘normality’

...you’ll get the shot. I got it, but I’m around the elderly all day long. I don’t really do anything differently than I did before. But yeah, there’s no real reason, other than becoming a complete pariah in the eyes of the vaccinated, to do it.

PitMix May 10, 2021 07:34 AM
Eligible County Residents At Least 61% Vaccinated

We're doing way better than the country as a whole.

"As of 6 a.m. EDT May 6, a total of 108,926,627 Americans had been fully vaccinated, or 32.8 percent of the country's population, according to the CDC's data."

The States with low vax rates are the red ones you would expect.....

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