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SLO County health agency administering COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare workers 

vaccine–On Friday at 1 p.m., the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department will share brief remarks on the COVID-19 vaccine’s impact for SLO County residents, administer the health department’s first five doses of COVID-19 vaccine to health care workers, and then answer questions.

Earlier this week in South County, Marian Regional Medical Center frontline health care staff and physicians were among the first on the Central Coast to receive the vaccine.

The first dose of the two-dose vaccine was administered to high-risk health care staff Thursday. In total, several hundred Dignity Health Central Coast employees are scheduled to receive this first round. Two doses of the vaccine in persons aged 16 years and older are necessary for the vaccine to be effective.

These first local doses represent the beginning of the vaccine’s distribution in SLO County, beginning with health care workers and those in long-term care facilities, then continuing in phases until the vaccine is available to all SLO County residents who would like to receive it.

For updates on COVID-19 in SLO County: Visit ReadySLO.org or call the recorded Public Health Information Line at (805) 788-2903. A staffed phone assistance center at (805) 543-2444 is available Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist with questions related to COVID-19.


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