The Santa Barbara Public Health Department is providing free flu shots to anyone three years of age and older on Wednesday, December 15, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Avenue. There are 500 free flu shots available.

Each year the Public Health Department exercises its mass vaccination plan in a different Santa Barbara community. These activities serve to familiarize residents with the mass vaccination clinic operation and to improve the county’s mass vaccination plan.

The December 15 flu clinic provides a unique opportunity for residents to get a free flu shot to protect their health, and also help their community prepare for an emergency. This clinic is a joint effort between the Public Health Department and volunteers from the Medical Reserve Corps of Santa Barbara County.

Flu shots will be offered for ages three years and older. The Center for Disease Control is now recommending flu vaccinations to all children up to 18 years of age.

The event is funded through the federal Center for Disease Control (CDC) Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program.

“The City of Goleta is pleased to collaborate with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department in the Flu Vaccination Clinic on December 15th” says City of Goleta Mayor Margaret Connell, “This is an excellent opportunity for our community to practice the procedure that will be expedited in the event of a pandemic or other disaster. I encourage all our residents to take advantage of this easy and free service, which will promote health in our community and exercise plans for emergency response.”

WHO: Santa Barbara Public Health Department

WHAT: Free flu shots for all those three years of age and older

WHEN: December 15, 3:00 – 7:00 pm

WHERE: Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Avenue

For more information regarding this event or other places to get flu shots in our area visit Public Heath online or call the Santa Barbara Flu Hotline toll free at 1-866-608-1408


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