Vaccine for Health Care Workers 
Health care workers who provide direct, in-person clinical care in San Luis Obispo County are currently receiving the vaccine. Hospitals and state facilities are providing the vaccine to their staff, long-term care facilities are receiving the vaccine through pharmacy partnerships, and the County Public Health Department is providing the vaccine to other eligible health care workers.
Vaccine for Patients 

All SLO County community members age 16 and older are now eligible to sign up for the County’s vaccine appointment registry and get a first-dose vaccine appointment.

Please direct your patients to our website www.RecoverSLO.org/Vaccine to learn more about how to get the COVID-19 vaccine in SLO County. 

 Enroll to Become a Provider of COVID-19 Vaccine

Health care providers in SLO County are encouraged to enroll to receive doses of COVID-19 vaccine to administer to patients when the patients become eligible and to any health care staff who do not receive the vaccine from other sources. We recommend beginning the process now, as it involves multiple steps and levels of review from the State. 

For an overview of the process and to get started, visit the myCAvax enrollment portal.   

 More details are available from the state. 

Questions? Either email covidcallcenter@cdph.ca.gov or call (833) 502-1245. Call center hours are: Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. 

Counseling Patients on the COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC guidance and recommendations from national advisory groups call for patients in certain situations to consult with their health care provider before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes patients who have had a severe allergic reaction in the past and patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

This consultation allows the patient’s health care provider, who knows their medical history and other conditions, to support patients in making an informed decision about the vaccine based on their unique situation.

The Public Health Department is adhering to these recommendations and asking patients in these categories to consult with their health care provider before getting the vaccine.  As vaccine eligibility expands, more health care providers may be asked to provide such consultation to their patients.

See CDC resources that may be useful in informing these conversations.

Volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps 

 

If you have current medical licensure and are interested in volunteering as part of the COVID-19 response, sign up to join the SLO County Medical Reserve Corps here.