Grand Jury releases report on county response to pandemic
Jury releases results of 18-month review into county vaccination efforts
– The 2021-2022 San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury has released the culmination of an 18-month review of the method the county employed to handle vaccinating county residents as a means to combat the COVID-19 virus over the past two years.
The findings of the report say that SLO County moved quickly to establish vaccination capacity well in advance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and that during the first months when the vaccine was available, the county’s per capita vaccination rate was one of the highest among the counties the jury sampled.
“This huge task is a tribute to all the residents, staff, and medical professionals who stood up, accepted the challenge, and mobilized to fight a vicious unknown and support their fellow citizens,” writes the jury, “It is testament to the spirit of the county to face the unknown, overcome fear and help their neighbor. The people of the county should share the kudos with the medical professionals in the fabulous response to the pandemic. We all truly deserve congratulations.”