Over $1.63 million in grants was announced for local efforts to get people vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Local health officials, including CHC's CEO Ronald Castle, gathered in Santa Barbara to hear Rep. Salud Carbajal announce four new grants to help protect central coast residents.
April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM). This year Community Health Centers of the Central Coast is joining the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) to highlight the important role each of us can play in our communities to help reduce health disparities and improve the health of all racial and ethnic minorities and American Indian/Alaska Natives. This theme for this year is Give Your Community a Boost!
There has been plenty of talk in the news and on other platforms regarding the recommendation for a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Sometimes called a second booster, it's easy to see why this has created confusion and speculation over whether or not people should talk to their doctors, seek advice from others or just try to get another dose wherever they can.