SLO County court system workers, jurors can get COVID-19 vaccine
—The San Luis Obispo County COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force has opened eligibility of the COVID-19 vaccine to those serving in-person in the courts system, based on expanding vaccine supply and the risk of serious outcomes to this group.
All SLO County residents who are affiliated with and serve the court system – such as judges, attorneys, victim-witness advocates, bailiffs, and jurors – can now reserve an appointment to get their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, in addition to the previously announced eligible groups.
“Vaccination against COVID-19 will protect jurors, if and when they actually are seated in a jury,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, County Health Officer. “These vaccines are the most important tool for us to end this pandemic and if you can get vaccinated, please do so as quickly as possible. I am happy we are able to now able to offer this layer of protection to community members doing their civic duty in the courts.”
County health officials say that some people in this group may have already been vaccinated within the “emergency services” sector and through the Sheriff’s Office vaccine clinic. Jurors, however, are now included as an eligible group. Anyone who receives a jury summons can use that letter to register for a vaccine, even if they are not ultimately selected to serve on the jury.
Any community member who is eligible for the vaccine is encouraged to register for a first-dose appointment as soon as possible. Earlier this week, the county expanded eligibility to community members age 50 and older. Other eligible groups include workers in healthcare, education & childcare, food & agriculture, and emergency services, as well as anyone 16 or older with certain high-risk medical conditions or disabilities.
Sign up for a first dose via our vaccine registry at www.Recoverslo.org/VaccineAppointments or by calling the county’s Phone Assistance Center at (805) 543-2444, which is available seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Eligible residents can also book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a local pharmacy as supply allows. See other local vaccine opportunities and book your vaccine appointment.
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