SLO County opening up COVID-19 vaccinations to more people – KSBY San Luis Obispo News

San Luis Obispo County is opening up COVID-19 vaccination consultation eligibility to more residents.Starting now, employees in the food and agriculture, emergency services, and education and childcare sectors, in addition to individuals ages 16-64 with specific high-risk medical conditions or disabilities and caregivers providing in-home care to senior or clinically vulnerable citizens can sign up for an appointment.Public Health officials approximate this will make about 40,000 extra SLO County residents qualified for the vaccine.Health officials say locals who are eligible based on their job will be asked to provide a kind of identification and a recent pay stub to confirm work. Those who are qualified since of a medical condition or special needs will be asked to self-attest to their particular condition.Healthcare workers and people 65 years of age and older have actually been eligible for vaccine consultations for some time. Education and childcare workers were also recently made eligible but only via consultations made through their employers.County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein said in an interview Wednesday afternoon that the modification comes as the Public Health Department has actually noticed a drop in demand for vaccines in the previously eligible sectors.
Health officials say the county has enough vaccine supply to administer 5,500 first doses next week at the county vaccine clinics in Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo.To discover if you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in SLO County and to register for a consultation, click here.

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