SLO County registering residents 75 and above for COVID-19 vaccines

More than 4,000 San Luis Obispo County residents over the age of 75 signed up for their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, fully booking the county’s two vaccine clinics for next week.

Residents over 75 can book appointments at ReadySLO. While limited appointments next week are currently taken, there will be more available soon.

There are two vaccine clinics in SLO County: 2156 Sierra Way in San Luis Obispo and the Paso Robles Event Center at 2198 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles.

“We must allocate our limited vaccine supply based on who is most at risk for serious illness or death from COVID-19,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, county health officer. “Here in SLO County, more than three quarters of the people who have died from COVID-19 were age 75 or older.”

With nine new deaths over the past two days from COVID-19, there are now 128 confirmed deaths in SLO County.

During the past two days, 484 people tested positive for the  coronavirus in SLO County, bringing the county’s total to 14,851 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the state. The California Department of Public Health website provides more current data than SLO County, which lags behind.

There are 50 SLO County residents in the hospital receiving treatment for the virus, with nine in intensive care units.

Cases by area, these numbers are from SLO County’s delayed reporting:

  • Paso Robles – 3,015
  • San Luis Obispo – 2,801
  • California Men’s Colony (inmates) – 1,931
  • Atascadero – 1,334
  • Arroyo Grande – 1,086
  • Nipomo – 1,050
  • Grover Beach – 651
  • Oceano – 517
  • Templeton – 447
  • San Miguel – 378
  • Los Osos – 340
  • Morro Bay – 303
  • Cal Poly (campus residents) – 256
  • Pismo Beach – 224
  • Atascadero State Hospital (patients) – 180
  • Cambria – 119
  • Shandon – 114
  • Santa Margarita – 103
  • Creston – 63
  • Cayucos – 55
  • Avila Beach – 24
  • Shell Beach – 13
  • San Simeon – 10

In Santa Barbara County, there have been 23,538 confirmed coronavirus cases and 228 deaths, according to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.

Cases by area, these numbers are from Santa Barbara County’s reporting:

    • Santa Maria — 8,354
    • Santa Barbara — 4,051
    • Lompoc — 2,417
    • Orcutt — 1,288
    • Lompoc Federal Prison — 1,076

As of Friday evening, there have been 2,925,929 positive cases, and 32,971 deaths in California.

More than 24,102,429 U.S. residents have tested positive for the virus, and 401,856 have died.

In addition, the number of people infected with the virus worldwide continues to increase: 94,286,850 cases with 2,019,727 dead.

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