Everyone in California age 16 and up now eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Visit http://MyTurn.ca.gov to find a location near you. Go get vaccinated!
Noozhawk have launched an excellent weekly COVID-19 briefing as a way for readers to stay in the loop and get all of Santa Barbara County’s important coronavirus updates in one place. You can sign up here:
» As of April 9, about 45 percent of Santa Barbara County’s residents 16 and older had received at least one COVID-19 dose
» Santa Barbara County-area vaccine providers have administered more than 260,000 doses so far.
» At the direction of the California Department of Public Health, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department announced Tuesday that it will pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until further notice. The county said clinics that had planned to use the J&J vaccine this week will use the two-shot Moderna vaccine instead. The decision came after federal agencies announced they are reviewing data involving “six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine.” To date, nearly 7 million J&J doses have been administered nationwide.