SLO County Residents Age 16 and Older Can Sign Up for County’s COVID-19 Vaccine Registry

Author: Joint Information Center

Date:
4/7/2021 3:19:21 PM

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San Luis Obispo, CA — Anyone age 16 and older is now eligible to sign up for the County’s COVID-19 vaccine registry.

This opens up the registry to about 54,000 additional San Luis Obispo County community members. The County will continue to prioritize those at higher risk for COVID-19 complications based on age and health conditions.

I am thrilled to announce that if you are 16 or older and live in SLO County, you are now able to sign up to get this safe and very effective vaccine,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, County Health Officer. “This is a milestone we have been looking to for the past year and I encourage everyone in our community – including those who have been eligible for some time – to take this opportunity, get the vaccine, and help put this pandemic behind us.”

The COVID-19 vaccine is always free of charge at the County’s mass vaccination clinics. The County Public Health Department has enough vaccine supply to administer about 9,000 first doses next week at one of three mass vaccination clinics. By signing up for the registry, individuals can get on the list to get an appointment. Some newly-eligible registrants may need to wait up to a few weeks before getting their first dose, based on current vaccine supply.

Due to FDA guidelines, all eligible residents under age 18 will be matched with an appointment for the Pfizer vaccine, the only vaccine currently approved for minors. At County clinics, those under age 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to get vaccinated.

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Some pharmacies that receive their vaccine allocation from the Federal government rather than the County, such CVS and Rite Aid, might not offer vaccines to this newly eligible group right away. Please talk with your local pharmacy about any vaccine administration fees they may charge and check to make sure you are eligible under the guidelines they are following.

For assistance signing up for the County’s appointment registry, call the Phone Assistance Center at (805) 543-2444 or (805) 781-4280. For more questions about COVID-19 vaccine in SLO County, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.


SLO County Residents 16 Years of Age and Older May Enroll in the County’s COVID-19 Immunization Registry

Those most at risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes remain next to receive the vaccine

San Luis Obispo, CA – Anyone 16 years of age or older is now eligible to enroll in the County COVID-19 Vaccine Registry.

This opens the registry to approximately 54,000 additional members of the San Luis Obispo County community. The county will continue to prioritize those most at risk for COVID-19 complications based on age and health conditions.

“I am pleased to announce that if you are 16 or older and live in SLO County, you can now sign up for this safe and highly effective vaccine,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, county health officer. “This is a milestone that we have been looking forward to for the past year and I encourage everyone in our community, including those who have been eligible for some time, to seize this opportunity, get vaccinated and help put this pandemic behind.”

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The COVID-19 vaccine is always free at county mass vaccination clinics. The County Public Health Department has a sufficient supply of vaccines to administer about 9,000 first doses next week in one of the three mass vaccination clinics. By signing up for the registry, people can sign up for an appointment on the list. Some newly eligible registrants may need to wait up to a few weeks before receiving their first dose, depending on the current supply of vaccines.

Due to FDA guidelines, all eligible residents under the age of 18 will be assigned an appointment for the Pfizer vaccine, the only vaccine currently approved for minors. At county clinics, minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to get vaccinated.

Some pharmacies that receive their vaccine allocation from the federal government rather than the county, such as CVS and Rite Aid, may not immediately offer vaccines to this newly eligible group. Talk to your local pharmacy about any vaccine administration fees they may charge and verify that you are eligible based on the guidelines that follow.

For help signing up for the county appointment registry, call the Call Center at (805) 543-2444 or (805) 781-4280. For more questions about the COVID-19 vaccine in SLO County, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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