City of San Diego opens own COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Site is for city employees, others connected to city
Posted at 11:49 AM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 14:49:08-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- In an effort to free up vaccine appointments at San Diego County sites, the City of San Diego on Wednesday opened its own vaccination clinic, but the site is specifically for government workers who meet the state and county criteria.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesperson Mónica Muñoz said, “This is not for members of the public. This is for those individuals who are connected somehow with the city. We are acting as a force multiplier for the county.”

Just like the county vaccination clinics, the city’s site operates by appointment only. All of those that meet the criteria were notified by the city last week.

Muñoz added, “We sent them an email with a link, so they could get in on the schedule.”

City officials say they were allocated 1,200 COVID-19 doses from the county. While a majority of those will be given at the Balboa Park site, there are 100 that were sent to the Convention Center for individuals that are eligible for the vaccine and who are homeless.

Mayor Todd Gloria visited the Balboa Park site, and he hinted at the possibility of expanding the city’s involvement in vaccine distributions. All of this is dependent on the availability of the vaccines.

“My hope is that we show our ability to effectively and efficiently vaccinate people at this site. And we will be given more doses that we can pass out at this location and at other location around the city,” said Gloria.