Photo Contribution Over 360 people received free flu shots at the Buellton Drive-Thru Clinic hosted in October by the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital.

Operation led by the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital in October

Staff report

More than 360 people received free flu shots at the Buellton drive-thru clinic hosted in October by the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (SYVCH).

Cottage Health staff administered free flu shots to people 12 and older in the safety and comfort of their cars. Participants also received gift bags filled with goodies and snacks to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. COVID-19 safety measures were in place and participants were required to wear a mask to receive a vaccine.

“We had an incredible turnout for the second year of the free drive-through clinic,” said Katie Gorndt, vice president of Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital. “We provided free flu shots to residents of the Santa Ynez Valley, as well as Santa Maria and Lompoc. “

The clinic was made possible through the generosity of Valley Fresh Market, Valley Tool and Truck Rental, Chumash Employee Resource Center, and Santa Ynez Valley Marriott Hotel, with financial support from the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation.


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