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Rep. Carbajal announces federal funding to get local residents boosted

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Posted at 12:59 PM, Dec 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-20 15:59:31-05

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.

Here is a link to sign up for a COVID booster appointment.