San Luis Obispo County's main vaccination site is set up on the campus of Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo.
On Thursday, some 900 residents either received their first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. It is the highest number of doses given in a single day in the county thus far.
About 45 people are able to get vaccinated every 15 minutes at the clinic. County public health officials say there have been no legitimate adverse reactions to the vaccine at any of the distribution sites. Ambulances are on standby to respond and vaccine sites are equipped with Epi-Pens in the event of anaphylactic response.
US Congressmember Salud Carbajal toured the vaccine distribution site today.
"I think this is a great example of how the SLO community has come together to make sure that we are effectively getting out the number of vaccines that are available," said Rep. Carbajal. "They are doing an extraordinary job. We just need more vaccines and more is on the way."
Representative Carbajal says he's in talks with state and federal partners to speed up the process of getting more COVID-19 vaccines to the Central Coast. He added that more should be on the way soon as a result of President Joe Biden enacting the Defense Production Act.
I've heard from many of you about vaccine access in @CountyofSLO.— Rep. Salud Carbajal (@RepCarbajal) February 11, 2021
Last week, @FEMA awarded a $7.7 million grant to SLO to boost vaccine distribution efforts. Please be patient as state & federal partners work to deliver & administer more vaccines.https://t.co/PmFLPRDSzM
Due to a limited supply, the vaccination sites at Cuesta College, Paso Robles Event Center and Arroyo Grande High School will only be open Feb. 16-18. All appointments are currently booked. Only second doses of the vaccine will be administered at the Paso Robles and Arroyo Grande sites next week.
San Luis Obispo County has administered a total of 26,000 doses.
County health officials say they aim to give out 15,000 vaccines a week across the three county sites. However, they need more vaccines to achieve their goal.