COMING SOON: SLO County residents can soon find local appointments to get their free COVID-19 vaccines on Everyone in the County’s vaccine registry prior to the transition will be given a chance to make a vaccine appointment before the registry closes. The County Public Health Department is testing the State’s My Turn appointment system for quick and easy scheduling as access to vaccines becomes more widely available. The County will transition from its local vaccine appointment registry to My Turn on April 21 for all future appointments.

Who Can Make an Appointment

All community members age 16 and older can now sign up to get a first-dose vaccine appointment at one of the County’s three COVID-19 vaccine clinics.   

Key Facts Before You Register: 

  •  Appointments are prioritized based on age and risk of serious outcomes from COVID-19. Younger residents may need to wait a few weeks before they get an appointment so that older and medically vulnerable community members can get the vaccine first. 
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is always free of charge at County community vaccine clinics, regardless of health insurance or immigration status.   

  • Eligible residents age 16 or 17 must have a parent or guardian with them at their appointment. 


How to Make an Appointment

First Dose Appointments

First Dose Appointments 

SLO County residents age 16 and older can now sign up for our vaccine registry to get a first-dose vaccine appointment at one of the County of San Luis Obispo’s three vaccine clinics. 

While supply is limited, older and medically vulnerable residents at highest risk of serious COVID-19 outcomes will continue to be next in line to get the vaccineSome newly-eligible registrants may need to wait up to a few weeks before getting their first dose, based on current vaccine supply. 

As new appointments become available, you will receive an email with a link to schedule your appointment.  

Eligible residents only need to sign up once, and will be contacted when an appointment is available. Those who are not selected will be notified regularly that they are still in the system for the next opportunity.  

If you need assistance registering, call the County Phone Assistance Center at (805) 543-2444 or (805) 781-4280.  

Please note: The Vaccine Appointment Registry is for first-dose appointments only.

Second Dose Appointments

If you got your first dose of vaccine somewhere other than SLO County Public Health, you will need to return to the same vaccine provider to get your second dose.  

Second Dose Date Calculator 

Congratulations on receiving your first dose! You no longer need to wait for us to contact you to schedule your second-dose appointment. Use our second-dose date calculator to find out what day you are eligible (3 weeks later for Pfizer; 4 weeks later for Moderna). 

The Wednesday before your second dose is due, check our website starting at 9 am for available appointments or call the Phone Assistance Center at 805-543-2444 to schedule. Thank you for being a SLO County #VaccineChampion!

*Note: Second-dose appointments are not currently scheduled through the Vaccine Appointment Registry. 

Waiting for Your Second Dose 

While both doses are required for maximum protection, getting your second dose up to 6 weeks after your first dose is still within the CDC's recommended time frame and will not require you to re-start the series. 

Get Your Second Dose

If you need help booking a second-dose appointment, you can also call the Phone Assistance Center at (805) 543-2444 or (805) 781-4280. 

Before Your Appointment

Complete, print, and bring your  vaccine screening form / formulario de examenpara vacunas. You will get this form when you reserve an appointment. 

  • Gather documents showing you are eligible.   

  • Document showing your age (drivers’ license, state ID, passport, birth certificate, etc.)   

  • Document showing that you currently live in SLO County (drivers’ license, state ID, copy of your lease, a piece of official mail you receive at a SLO County address, etc.)   

  • Note: County Public Health will not request documentation of health insurance or proof of citizenship. Documentation is not required to prove that residents have a qualifying health condition or severe disability 

If you need transportation to a vaccine clinic location:   

  • Residents 75 and older: Rides are available for eligible residents age 75 and older, as well as current RTA Runabout riders, who need door-to-door transportation to a vaccination site. Once you have booked your vaccine appointment, you will be given a phone number to schedule a no-cost roundtrip if you are eligible. 

  • Residents with a disability:SLO County residents with a disability can get connected with transportation resources through the Independent Living Resource Center. Call their San Luis Obispo office at 805-462-1162 for more information about transportation resources that may be available to you. 

  • Residents with CenCal/Medi-Cal: CenCal members can receive free/paid transportation to a County vaccine clinic if they have an appointment. Members must call 48 hours before the appointment is scheduled. Members and providers may contact Ventura Transit System (VTS) directly at (855) 659-4600 for transportation services, or call CenCal Health's Member Services Department at 1 (877) 814-1861 for assistance. 

At your appointment

 Vaccination Locations
Vaccinations are given at:
  • San Luis Obispo Vaccine Clinic located at the Cuesta College Performing Arts Center at CA Hwy 1, San Luis Obispo
  • Paso Robles Event Center at 2198 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles
  • South County Regional Center at 800 W Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
 Be Prepared
  • Be prepared to spend up to one hour for the entire process. This includes registration, screening, vaccination, and an observation period.   

  • Please wear short sleeves or other clothing that makes it easy to access your upper arm.  

  • Be prepared to sit outside for a 15-minute observation period after you receive your vaccine. (You may want to bring a jacket.)    

Vaccine Type Received

We expect to administer Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in the weeks ahead. Due to the limited and quickly-changing supply of vaccines and the complexity involved in distributing it, we cannot currently provide an option to choose which of thesvaccines you would like to receive.