Rep. Salud Carbajal joined local health officials on Tuesday to announce new federal grants aimed at getting more Central Cost residents boosted.
The four grants total more than $1.6 million.
They will be used to raise the number of residents who have received the new bivalent COVID booster.
Less than 20% of eligible Santa Barbara County residents have received the updated booster.
"In order to keep our communities and frontline workers protected from newer strains of COVID-19, and keep our hospitals from being overrun in this perfect storm of multiple infectious illnesses this winter, we need more people to get these boosters,” said Rep. Carbajal in a press release.
- $1.04 million will go to Community Health Centers of the Central Coast.
- $265,765 will go to Santa Barbara County.
- $214,258 will go to Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics.
- $112,702 will go to American Indian Health & Services.
The grants are provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.