Staff Report

Close to 400 people received free flu vaccines at the recent drive-thru clinic hosted by Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH). 

Free flu vaccines were administered to those aged 18 and over from the safety and comfort of their cars. COVID-19 safety precautions were followed, and attendees were required to wear a mask to receive a vaccine.

“We had an amazing turnout for the drive-thru clinic,” said Katie Gorndt, Vice President of Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital. “We provided free flu shots to a total of 390 people from the Santa Ynez Valley, as well as Santa Maria and Lompoc.” 

The clinic was made possible by a generous grant from The Wood-Claeyssens Foundation, a local donor and the support of the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation.