SAN DIEGO — San Diego County administered its one-millionth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday.
As of Thursday night, 997,287 doses had been administered in the county.
Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher commemorated the milestone Friday morning during a visit to the vaccine clinic at Tubman Chavez Community Center on Euclid Avenue.
Vaccinators at county-sponsored clinics have averaged a total of about 14,000 doses a day, and though the county has the capacity to administer more than double that amount, a shortage of available doses is keeping sites from doing so.
Fletcher said Wednesday during a news conference that the milestone is “met with the sobering reality that we have a shortage of vaccines.”
The county’s largest vaccine site at Petco Park reopened Wednesday after a shortage of the Moderna vaccine forced it to close for four days. The super station at the Del Mar Fairgrounds will be closed Saturday due to a shortage of the Pfizer vaccine.