SLO County to prioritize second vaccine doses due to limited supply

Posted at 4:55 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 12:05:13-05

San Luis Obispo County Public Health on Wednesday announced it will administer more than 7,300 COVID-19 doses by the end of the week, but supplies next week are limited.

According to public health officials, the County will not take any new first-dose appointments at the Paso Robles or Arroyo Grande locations. However, the County says it will contact those in need of their second dose to schedule an appointment within the next two weeks. These doses will still be administered at Cuesta College.

“We were able to schedule more COVID-19 vaccine appointments in this one week than any other week of the pandemic, and while we had hoped to book even more appointments, our vaccine allocation from the State this week is not as large as we expected,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, County Public Health Officer. “We do not want to be forced to shut down our vaccine clinics altogether, which has been done in other communities like Merced County, but will if we don’t have vaccines to provide.”

First-dose appointments are being scheduled at French Hospital Medical Center and other local providers depending on availability.

A few first-done appointments for those 75+ opened up Thursday morning.