Staff Report

Cottage Health will offer a free, drive-thru flu vaccine clinic in Goleta near Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 5.

Free flu vaccines will be administered to adults age 18 and over from the comfort and safety of their vehicles. The location will be in the parking lot across from Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital on Hollipat Center Drive off of Patterson.

The high dose vaccine will not be available. Advance registration is required for a specific time slot, as vaccines are limited. To reserve a time, visit Registrants must also fill out and bring a consent form or they may experience longer wait times. COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place, and all attendees over the age of 2 must wear a mask to receive a vaccine.

A separate walk-up flu vaccine clinic is also available for children age 6 months old and over. To make a reservation for children age 6 months to 17 years old, visit The location will be outside of the Grotenhuis Pediatric Clinics building at 5333 Hollister Ave., adjacent to the parking lot for Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital.

If the child receiving the vaccine is under the age of 8 and has never received the flu vaccine before, a second dose is required. The patient will be assigned a follow-up date and time at the first appointment.

About Cottage Health

The not-for-profit Cottage Health is the leader in providing advanced medical care to the Central Coast region.  Specialties include the Cottage Children’s Medical Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, Neuroscience Institute, Heart & Vascular Center, Center for Orthopedics, and Rehabilitation Hospital. The Cottage Health medical staff is comprised of more than 700 physicians, many with subspecialties typically found only at university medical centers. Last year, the Cottage Health hospitals in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley provided inpatient care for 21,000 people, treated 80,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,100 newborns. Cottage Health also offers Cottage Urgent Care Centers throughout the tri-counties, as well as 24-hour access to providers via Cottage Virtual Care, an online service for common conditions.