While the closure at the Petco Park Super Station vaccination site has been expanded, some San Diego County Super Stations remain open.
Across San Diego County, vaccination sites are being impacted because of a shortage in supply. Dose deliveries are delayed due to severe weather across the country. Friday, San Diego County released a statement saying the missed doses should be arriving in the next week.
Petco Park, a UC San Diego site, has experienced multiple closures now. The most recent closure started Friday and Saturday because of the delay in shipments, but has now been extended through Monday, Feb. 22. Appointments are being rescheduled through the MyUCSDChart website.
The North County Super Station in San Marcos is only offering appointments for second doses. Appointments for first doses are being rescheduled into next week.
Sharp Healthcare's Grossmont Super Station in La Mesa and the Chula Vista Super Station remained open through the weekend. At these sites, only the Pfizer vaccine is available for first and second doses. The lack of Moderna vaccines is due to the same weather delay that the Petco Park site is experiencing.
“It feels incredible to be able to give all these vaccines because we just had so many patients in the hospital with COVID at Sharp Grossmont. So to be able to come down here and doing the preventative measures to try to keep people out of the hospital and not so sick does feel incredible,” said Kelsi Ostenson, a Nurse Manager for Sharp Grossmont.
She said she’s proud of the organized vaccination site that they’re running in La Mesa, but wants to remind the community that only Pfizer doses are offered this weekend.
“Unfortunately we are having people come down looking for Moderna and we cannot give any Moderna today or this entire weekend,” said Ostenson.
She added that at their La Mesa site, they’re vaccinating about 1,700 people per day with the Pfizer doses this weekend. She said there is still appointment availability and encourages people to sign up, adding that only healthcare workers and people 65 and older are eligible right now.