Public Health COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program Scaling Down After March

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Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department will scale down its COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program at the end of March. The Mobile Vaccine Program has been highly successful in reaching community members through convenient, local venues for vaccine clinics for over a year. Through this program nearly 30,000 community members were able to receive a first, second, or booster dose in their own community. The Mobile Vaccine Program will continue working in a limited, but directed way with local community partners through at least June 2022.

 “The success of the Mobile Vaccine Program is a testament to the power of collaboration with community partners. Ensuring vaccine access is not a barrier for our residents has been at the heart of this program,” shared County Public Health Director, Van Do-Reynoso. “With over 360 vaccine clinics hosted in nearly every region of the county, including New Cuyama, the Mobile Vaccine Team has gone above and beyond to provide opportunities for community members to receive the vital protection of a COVID-19 vaccine.”

 COVID-19 vaccines remain widely available through local health care providers and pharmacies. Staying up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations is the best step to protect yourself and your family from severe illness. Although case rates continue to trend downward, it is critical to be prepared for what may come next. If you’re eligible, take the time to schedule your first, second, or booster dose today.

For information about vaccine locations near you visit https://www.vaccines.gov/ or call 1-800-232-0233. Find local COVID-19 test locations and updates at https://publichealthsbc.org or by calling 2-1-1.

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Basicinfo805 Mar 26, 2022 01:38 PM
Public Health COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program Scaling Down After March

Ok, let’s clarify here. I think it’s a good thing that we’re ramping down the two plus year long efforts to test and vaccinate. I believe in vaccines. Take a look back at the original article and posts, and if you disagree that’s fine. I don’t think we should keep the this up forever. Especially in schools. I get a ParentSquare post about 4 times PER WEEK from our school district with a new, “updated” Covid testing/quarantine protocol. It’s a long list of very specific instructions that we’re paying people (who were supposed to be paid to educate our future generations) to generate, apparently several times per week.

So when we see the light at the end of the tunnel on this, and some say no - we gotta wait for some imaginary sh-t to hit the fan over spring break or whatever the next excuse is, I can’t help but disagree with that dire attitude.

Basicinfo805 Mar 25, 2022 05:38 PM
Public Health COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program Scaling Down After March

We didn’t learn or use that term in med school. Thanks for clarifying. I don’t follow social media too much. But it makes absolute sense that one would get better (certainly no worse) immunity from having had an infection than a vaccination. I don’t agree with you, that’s all.

MarcelK Mar 27, 2022 05:51 AM
Public Health COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program Scaling Down After March

"We didn’t learn or use that term in med school."

You obviously didn't study virology, or pick up any knowledge of it since.

"I don’t follow social media too much."

Or medical news or peer-reviewed science.

"But it makes absolute sense that one would get better (certainly no worse) immunity from having had an infection than a vaccination."

That something makes sense to someone completely uninformed isn't relevant.

"I don’t agree with you, that’s all."

Well, also you're factually wrong.

a-1648323915 Mar 26, 2022 12:45 PM
Public Health COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program Scaling Down After March

The med school claim is interesting. There are plenty of doctors who understand their discipline but should refrain from commenting unless they specialize in infectious diseases, public health, or epidemiology. I wouldn't consult a pediatrician on neurology, nor a neurologist on gynecology, or an OBGYN on a hip replacement. Even the less respected medical doctors like psychiatrists, anesthesiologists, and radiologists shouldn't comment unless its specific to their work. Did they go to med school? Sure, but I wouldn't trust their opinion outside of their direct specialty. I'm a knowledgable and respected architect, but don't hire me as an electrician.

pstarSR Mar 26, 2022 09:42 AM
Public Health COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program Scaling Down After March

ignorant? wow coming from someone who knows little to nothing about basicinfo805..... wow foot in mouth

the internet does not mean you can make baseless claims of things you know nothing about. basicinfo805's education background.... AND virology. if you sit here and complain about how basic should use google, yet you miss the wedpage called CDC.GOV

a-1648499071 Mar 28, 2022 01:24 PM
Public Health COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program Scaling Down After March

Maybe the natural immunity deniers can help explain why, per the MMWR data from the CDC, those vaccinated and without a prior infection have a higher hazard rate than both the vaccinated and unvaccinated who've had a prior infection?

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18YBvtF-_oHCruqFdKkpd7k7y12hsDv0NPPeK3wGlSEs/edit#gid=145520282

If there is an error in the data, point it out.

MarcelK Mar 27, 2022 05:48 AM
Public Health COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program Scaling Down After March

"No one is saying to intentionally get covid rather than the vaccine." -- There actually are people saying that ... they have parties for that purpose. "But the protection provided by a prior covid infection, particularly from the same strain, is at least as robust and longer lasting than the currently available vaccines." -- That is not just false, but the complete opposite of the truth. "To dismiss the antibodies and protection provided by a prior infection, aka natural immunity, is not following science that has been established for hundreds of years." -- strawman ... no one said anything about dismissing them.

a-1648341564 Mar 26, 2022 05:39 PM
Public Health COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program Scaling Down After March

You didn't read it, obviously. What it says is that immunity from a COVID infection is much more variable, and in many cases, nonexistent, compared to the more predictable levels of protection provided by the vaccines, especially the mRNA vaccines. All immunity wanes over time, but the vaccine immunity lasts longer in most people. The vaccines, when boosted, even prompted immune responses in the immunocompromised.

Though not mentioned there, one immunocompromised individual who had been suffering from long COVID for eight months managed to clear the infection after he was treated with the Pfizer vaccine, not a usual course of therapy.

Your agenda is showing.

a-1648337360 Mar 26, 2022 04:29 PM
Public Health COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program Scaling Down After March

That is not the fact check you think it is, please read it again carefully. No one is saying to intentionally get covid rather than the vaccine. But the protection provided by a prior covid infection, particularly from the same strain, is at least as robust and longer lasting than the currently available vaccines. To dismiss the antibodies and protection provided by a prior infection, aka natural immunity, is not following science that has been established for hundreds of years.

a-1648332200 Mar 26, 2022 03:03 PM
Public Health COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program Scaling Down After March

7:55 - As another victim of social media medical information, you'll be surprised to learn that you've been lied to:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html?s_cid=11714:covid%20immunity:sem.ga:p:RG:GM:gen:PTN:FY22

a-1648239633 Mar 25, 2022 01:20 PM
Public Health COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program Scaling Down After March

Funny, for someone who claims to be a doctor. "Natural immunity" is what the social media anti-vaxxers have been touting, claiming that you get better immune response from a "natural" COVID infection than you do from vaccines. Total BS, as the reinfection rate involving Omicron aptly demonstrated.

Channelfog Mar 25, 2022 06:23 AM
Public Health COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program Scaling Down After March

Omicron is our saviour! It is a mild boost for the immune system though many will choose Fear, and see it as an existential threat. The World is done with Lock-downs, Masking and all other Covid Mandates.
While I've always voted Dem, I cannot imagine the Dems winning anywhere after their draconian, failed, Covid edicts. Dempublicans or Republicrats, I guess that it matters little in a rudderless vessel.

Channelfog Mar 27, 2022 03:58 AM
Public Health COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Program Scaling Down After March

Omicron is mild whether vaxed or not. It was no worse than a common cold for us, yet the media hypes it as the plague. Alpha was a real, week long, flu-like experience, no fun. Delta was like a mild flu. We are over it! No mask, no vax, NO FEAR!

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