Morro Bay resident Nina Tillett was the first person to be vaccinated for COVID-19 at Morro Bay Drug & Gift, and administered by Dr. Sumanta Paul (at right). And despite the pained look in her eyes, she said it didn’t hurt at all. Photo by Neil Farrell

Morro Bay residents who want to get a COVID-19 vaccination now have a shot at getting one at a local pharmacy.

Dr. Sumanta Paul at Morro Bay Drug & Gift, 600 Morro Bay Blvd., Ste. B, has gotten a supply of the Moderna COVID vaccine and is inviting residents to make an appointment and get vaccinated.

Dr. Paul said, “We strongly encourage people over 65 to get the vaccine as soon as possible.”

The Moderna vaccine is two shots taken a month apart and anyone who gets the first inoculation at the drug store will automatically be scheduled for the second one. The staff will remind folks of that second appointment, too.

And, it’s free of charge as Dr. Paul said the federal government is supplying the serum.

Morro Bay Drug & Gift is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 9-2, closed Sundays. They also have the regular flu shots. 

Call (805) 771-9988 for an appointment.