Petco Park vaccine site reopens following 3-day closure

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SAN DIEGO – A shipment of vaccines allowed the vaccination super station at Petco Park to reopen Wednesday morning following a three-day closure.

San Diego County received 8,500 doses Tuesday. It wasn’t the Moderna vaccine shipment officials were expecting Friday, but it was enough to get the site open and running again.

Residents who had appointments during the closure Sunday through Tuesday have been rescheduled for next week. The appointments were automatically rescheduled through the UC San Diego MyChart portal.

Of 765,500 doses of the vaccine the county has received, 663,194 have been administered, more than 3,000 are awaiting processing and 98,000 are accounted for by appointments.

“You can see we are running very, very lean,” County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said Wednesday.

The county now has five vaccine super stations and 15 smaller neighborhood distribution sites according to the county Health and Human Services Agency. Despite the supply chain problems, Fletcher said the county has allocated its vaccines efficiently enough that he believes teachers, food and agriculture workers and law enforcement officers will be able to begin receiving vaccines by as soon as the first week of March.

Additionally, the HHSA anticipates it will complete vaccinations in the county’s skilled nursing facilities this week, freeing up mobile teams to provide more shots around the county. In total, around 17.6% of the county’s population over the age of 16 have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 5% are fully inoculated.

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