SAN MARCOS (CNS) - North County residents will be able to get COVID-19 vaccines closer to home starting today, as San Diego County opens a Vaccination Super Station at California State University San Marcos Sports Center.
San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher and Supervisor Jim Desmond will open the county's third Vaccination Super Station at CSUSM Sunday, with the first patients with appointments able to get a dose of the vaccine starting at 9:30 a.m.
The site will be open to the public weekly from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. Initially the site is expected to vaccinate 250 to 1,000 people per day, depending on the number of vaccines available, eventually building up-to 5,000+ vaccines daily.
The county sponsored Vaccination Super Station is being hosted with CSUSM, Palomar Health, UC San Diego Health and Tri-City Medical Center.
The county has received more than 485,900 vaccines and more than 269,000 have been administered. Fletcher said there is a normal lag in reporting these numbers, but 1.6% of the county's population over the age of 16 have been fully vaccinated and demand remains high.
Fletcher said an East County Super Station is in the works for this week, but hasn't named a date or location.
Appointments for this site can be made online at www.VaccinationSuperStationSD.com. Those who arrive for appointments can park at 103 Campus View Drive. There will be free parking on floors two and three of the parking structure.