Vaccine Distribution

  

Phase 1a: Vaccinating NOW 

The County of San Luis Obispo is providing the COVID-19 vaccine by appointment only to eligible county residents and healthcare workers through three locations. Only those residing within San Luis Obispo County are eligible. As of Monday, January 18, residents age 75 or older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine, as the first part of Phase 1b.  

 

 Make a 1st Dose Appointment
If you need assistance booking your first-dose appointment, call the County Phone Assistance Center at (805) 543-2444.  Want to schedule your second dose appointment? Please wait to hear from us.  Read how you can schedule your second dose appointment. 

Please note: The Phone Assistance Center does not book second-dose appointments at this time.
    
PHASE 1A Currently vaccinating Not yet vaccinating
Tier 1    
Acute care, psychiatric and correctional facility hospitals  
Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and similar settings for older or medically vulnerable individuals  
Also, in concordance with ACIP, residents in these settings  
Paramedics, EMTs and others providing emergency medical services  
Dialysis centers (patients and staff)  
Tier 2    
Intermediate care facilities for persons who need non-continuous nursing supervision and supportive care  
Home health care and in-home supportive services  
Community health workers, including promotoras  
Public health field staff  
Primary Care clinics, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Centers, correctional facility clinics, and urgent care clinics  
Tier 3    
Other settings and health care workers, including:    
Specialty clinics (includes medical specialties and others such as optometry, occupational and physical therapy, chiropractic care, podiatry and psychiatry)  
Laboratory workers  
Dental and other oral health clinics  
Pharmacy staff not working in settings at higher tiers  

Please note* Veterinarians are not currently eligible to receive the COVID 19 vaccine.  

Phase 1b: Vaccinating NOW
As the County progresses through the first part of Phase 1b (residents over 75), additional groups will be eligible for vaccine. Residents over 75 are first in line in the Phase 1b group because people age 75 and older are at higher risk for serious COVID-19 illness or death than other age groups. Allocating the County's limited vaccine supply to this group will help prevent the most serious outcomes.  Only those residing within San Luis Obispo County are eligible.  We expect to have enough vaccine to open up appointments to other groups in Phase 1b in February or March, maybe sooner.

Make a 1st Dose Appointment

If you need assistance booking your first-dose appointment, call the County Phone Assistance Center at (805) 543-2444. Want to schedule your second dose appointment? Please wait to hear from us.  Read how you can schedule your second dose appointment. 

 

  Please note: The Phone Assistance Center does not book second-dose appointments at this time.
 Other vaccine opportunities
 
 French Hospital

French Hospital Medical Center is also administering a limited number of COVID-19 vaccines to San Luis Obispo County residents 75 and older. To register while supplies last, visit: http://bit.ly/FrenchCOVIDVaccines 

Please note: There is very limited availability for these appointments at this time.

 Vons / Albertons

Vons/Albertsons is currently administering a limited number of COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers and San Luis Obispo County residents 75 and older.

To register while supplies last, visit: www.albertsons.com/covidclinic

Please note: There is very limited availability for these appointments at this time.

 

PHASE 1B Currently vaccinating Not yet vaccinating
Tier 1    
  • Individuals 75 and older
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Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors:    
  • Education
 
  • Childcare
 
  • Emergency services
 
  • Food and agriculture
 
Tier 2    
  • Individuals 65 -74 years of age
 
  • Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors:
   
  • Transportation and logistics
 
  • Industrial, commercial, residential, and sheltering facilities and services
 
  • Critical manufacturing
 
Congregate settings with outbreak risk:    
  • Incarcerated
 
  • Homeless
 

Please note: These categories are subject to change based on local decisions and vaccine availability

Phase 1c 

Phase 1c will include additional vulnerable community members and critical infrastructure workers. (Dates and lineup TBD). 

Learn more about the vaccine, stay informed, and get the vaccine when it’s your turn – to protect yourself and help end the pandemic.

 

PHASE 1C Currently vaccinating Not yet vaccinating
  • Individuals 50 -64 years of age
 
  • People 16-49 years of age and have an underlying health condition or disability which increases their risk of severe COVID-19
 
Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors:    
  • Water and wastewater
 
  • Defense and Energy
 
  • Veterinary Care 
 
  • Chemical and hazardous materials
 
  • Communications and IT
 
  • Financial services
 
  • Government operations / community-based essential functions
 

Please note: These categories are subject to change based on local decisions and vaccine availability

 Phase 2

General population over 18 years of age who would like to get vaccinated. More details coming soon.

Learn more about the vaccine, stay informed, and get the vaccine when it’s your turn – to protect yourself and help end the pandemic. 

Where to Get the Vaccine 

First-dose appointments for vaccine are available online to groups in Phase 1a and residents over 75 at three locations in SLO County: 

 

  • San Luis Obispo Vaccine Clinic at 2156 Sierra Way 

  • Paso Event Center at 2198 Riverside Ave 

  • Arroyo Grande High School at 495 Valley Road 

Eligible residents can choose their preferred vaccination location when they make their first-dose appointment

Health care workers are receiving the vaccine from their employers or the Public Health Department and long-term care residents and staff are receiving the vaccine at their facilities. 

The vaccine is also available from several other pharmacies and health care providers in our community. See other vaccine opportunities in SLO County for details

 

The Public Health Department is encouraging local health care providers and pharmacies to enroll to receive and administer the vaccine to patients when the patients become eligible. Learn more about how to enroll as a provider of vaccine.