On Tuesday, November 2, 2022, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra traveled to Oxnard and Santa Barbara along with Congresswoman Julia Brownley.
In Santa Barbara, Secretary Becerra visited the Community Health Centers Del Valle to tour the clinic and lead a roundtable with Congressman Salud Carbajal. The roundtable focused on why it’s important for people to get the updated COVID-19 vaccine, including those in the Latino community and other underserved communities. In Oxnard, as part of his Latino Health Tour Mi Salud Importa, Secretary Becerra visited the Wilson Senior Center on Palm Drive, to tour the health center, meet with seniors, and lead a roundtable with Congresswoman Julia Brownley. The roundtable focused on how President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will reduce health care costs for seniors, including the cost of vaccines.