SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been an exciting but complicated process for healthcare providers throughout the Central Coast.
"A part of that complication has been due to the allocation process of knowing where our vaccine is going to come from and when it’s going to arrive," says Dr. Scott Robertson at Marian Regional Medical Center.
Doctors at Marian Regional Medical Center are working to vaccinate everyone as quickly as possible.
"We are certainly trying to do that through a very robust process that we’ve had here at Marian Regional Medical Center," says Robertson.
As the rollout continues, people 75 and older are signing up to protect their health.
"I’m in the upper older people 77, and I am thinking I should get it," says local resident Sarah Fausel.
In order to give out the vaccination in an efficient manner, doctors say appointments must be made before arriving at the clinic.
"We have to schedule patients to arrive at specific times in order to make sure that everyone gets their vaccine and doesn’t have to wait an extended period of time," says Robertson.
Last week the hospital vaccinated over 4,000 people with another 3,000 planned.
"Unfortunately for this week all 3,000 spots have been accounted for. But we expect to get Additional Vaccine in the coming weeks," says Robertson.
"I’m going to be really happy. I know a lot of people that will be glad," says Fausel.