CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- San Diego County health officials on Thursday opened a second COVID-19 vaccine “super station,” this time in the South Bay.
The super station is located at 565 Broadway -- in the building previously occupied by Sears at the Chula Vista Center shopping mall.
County health officials say vaccines will be administered at the walk-up location to those who have scheduled appointments at https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/vaccines/COVID-19-VaxEvents.html#southbay.
The South Bay has been among the hardest hit when it comes to COVID-19 cases and deaths. That’s why county officials wanted to make sure the second COVID-19 vaccine super station was set up in Chula Vista.
County Supervisor Nora Vargas said, “We wanted to make sure it was familiar to our community and make sure it was close to transportation. And I think many of you know this is serving as a testing site.”
City leaders say having this resource in the South Bay is essential to getting back to daily routines.
“While the roll out of the vaccine has been slow, it’s collaborations like this that we’re announcing that improves access to a life-saving vaccine that will allow us to return our kids to school, reopen our businesses, and rebuild our economy," said Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas.
According to the county, the super station will be open for appointments on Jan. 21-23 (10 a.m.-7 p.m.) and Jan. 24 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.).
The plan for the first day is to vaccinate 1,800 people. Sharp HealthCare workers will then effort 5,000 vaccines a day.
Those with appointments are asked to not arrive sooner than 15 minutes before their scheduled time. Face masks are required and social distancing rules will apply at the location.
If you have an appointment, you are asked to bring a pen and proper identification/documentation noting eligibility to receive the vaccine. Those 75 years or older and health care workers in Phase 1A are currently eligible for vaccinations.
Click here for more information on San Diego County's COVID-19 vaccine administration plan.