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Del Mar vaccine Super Station opens as Petco Park pauses due to dose shortage

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Posted at 5:42 PM, Feb 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 00:53:13-05

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KGTV) - Petco Park’s vaccination super station will be closed Sunday, Feb. 14 through Tuesday, Feb. 16 because of a vaccine shortage. San Diego County announced Friday that a shipment of the Moderna vaccine was delayed and will be arriving Tuesday.

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday appointments will be automatically rescheduled through the UCSD MyChart appointment system and an email will be sent to those individuals.

According to UC San Diego Health Dr. Marlene Millen, Sunday appointments will shift to Feb. 22, Monday to Feb. 23, and Tuesday will be split with those before 12 p.m. now on Feb. 24 and those after 12 p.m. on Feb. 25.

Saturday, some San Diegans who had their appointments postponed tried to get in while sites were still open. David Powers was one of them.

“No, they don’t have enough. I tried. I come back in a week,” said Powers, after seeing if he could get into Petco Park while the site was still open Saturday.

Petco Park is the only station that is pausing appointments completely. The South Bay and East County vaccination super stations have enough supply to get through Monday, officials said. The North County super station and county-run POD sites have enough supply to meet second dose appointments as well as some first dose appointments.

The county said second dose appointments will remain a priority for vaccination sites before scheduling more first dose appointments. Those who have a second dose appointment delayed can wait up to 42 days between doses and still achieve maximum immunity, according to the CDC.

The closure of Petco Park’s vaccine site comes the same weekend that the Del Mar super station opened. Friday, appointments began at the Del Mar fairgrounds.

San Diego County Board of Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer said the new site has the capability to vaccinate 10,000 people per day, but the supply is not that high yet.

“We’re doing the work to be ready to be able to administer doses as quickly and efficiently as possible as soon as they become available,” said Supervisor Lawson-Remer.

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