Storm prompts health officials to close SLO's COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday

Posted at 12:13 PM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 23:23:23-05

Due to the stormy weather expected to arrive this week, the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department will close its San Luis Obispo COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Everyone who has an appointment scheduled for Wednesday in San Luis Obispo will have their appointment moved to Monday, Feb. 1. Health officials say those affected will be notified of the change via email, text message, or phone call.

Appointments scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week at the San Luis Obispo location are not affected by the change.

In addition, starting Monday, Feb. 1, the San Luis Obispo vaccine clinic will move from Sierra Way to Cuesta College. Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein says the Cuesta College location is bigger and puts the department closer to its goal of vaccinating 3,000 people per day.

The Paso Robles and Arroyo Grande vaccine clinics will remain open at their current locations.

San Luis Obispo County is currently vaccinating health care workers and residents 75 years of age and older. Appointments for next week open starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday. For information on how to make an appointment, click here or call the recorded Public Health Information Line at (805) 788-2903. The County's Phone Assistance Center at (805) 543-2444 is now available seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.