SLO County residents age 30+ now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Posted at 10:53 AM, Mar 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-31 22:29:42-04

San Luis Obispo County is opening up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents 30 years of age and older.

County Public Health officials say that makes about 60,000 additional SLO County residents eligible for the vaccine; however, those at highest risk of serious COVID-19 outcomes will be prioritized when it comes to scheduling appointments.

Eligible residents can register for an appointment at one of the county's three vaccine clinics in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, and Arroyo Grande by visiting or calling the Phone Assistance Center at (805) 543-2444 or (805) 781-4280.

The County Public Health Department reports it has enough vaccine supply to administer about 10,000 first doses next week.

Other currently eligible groups include:

  • Residents at high risk because of certain severe medical conditions or disabilities
  • Education and child care workers
  • Emergency services workers
  • Food and agriculture workers
  • Public transit workers
  • Janitorial service workers
  • Health care and community health workers
  • Long-term care facility residents and staff
  • Residents who live or work in a homeless shelter or a behavioral health facility
  • Court system and jurors

County officials note that some vaccine providers that receive their vaccine allocation from the federal government, including pharmacies, may not offer vaccines to those 30+ right away.

For more information on the county's coronavirus response, visit