Santa Barbara Co. vaccine doses delayed by severe weather

Posted at 6:34 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 21:34:19-05

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department says it was notified by the California Department of Public Health that its latest allotment of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has been delayed because of severe weather conditions across the country.

As a result, Public Health says there won't be enough doses to vaccinate everyone who had appointments at the vaccination clinic in Santa Maria on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Health officials say those whose appointments were canceled have been notified and may reschedule for next week. Approximately 800 people are affected.

Officials say second doses were prioritized for the more than 400 appointments that were retained.

Santa Barbara County is currently vaccinating health care workers and residents 65 years of age and older. For details on how to make an appointment, click here or call the County Call Center by dialing 2-1-1 and selecting option 4.