Santa Barbara County Nearly 50% Vaccinated
By edhat staff
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) stated 49% of residents age 16 and over have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Approximately 23% of residents are fully vaccinated, "wonderful statistics to celebrate," said PHD Director Dr. Van Do-Reynoso in a recorded video.
She went on to state that vaccination is the best tool to stop the spread of the virus in the community as herd immunity will require about 80-90% of the population to be vaccinated.
Santa Barbara County will be able to move into the orange tier on Tuesday if the COVID-19 case rate per 100,000 population remains under 6. As of Friday, the county case rate is 5.2.
Watch the full message below.