SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – San Diego County officials announced Saturday that COVID-19 vaccines will now be available for those age 65 and older.
The state of California authorized immediate access to COVID-19 vaccines for all residents 65 and older last week following new guidance from the federal government.
However, County officials said at the time that they couldn’t provide vaccinations for the entire age group because of limited vaccine supply. San Diego County’s Public Health Officer, Dr. Wilma Wooten said, they expected to start vaccinating 65 and up by the end of January.
"As I indicated a few weeks ago, the county anticipated expanding eligibility to individuals 65 years of age and older the week of Jan. 25 as part of the continued focus on those at the greatest risk," said Dr. Wilma J. Wooten. "With a number of health care providers now vaccinating in the age group, and the UC San Diego Health Super Station having a surplus of appointments, the decision was made Saturday afternoon."
The expanded requirements will be in place at the downtown San Diego vaccine “super station” and other county locations where coronavirus vaccines are being administered. Appointments are still required and vaccinations are available based on supply.
Health care workers (Phase 1A/All Tiers) and San Diegans 65 years of age and older (Phase 1B, Tier 1) can make appointments to receive vaccines and are the only groups that can visit a vaccination location.
For more information on the county's vaccination plan, including Tiers, locations, and other eligibility requirements, click here.
Vaccination reservations can be made at vaccinationsuperstationsd.com.