SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The identical day the county is ready to permit academics, legislation enforcement, and meals employees to get the coronavirus vaccine, the Petco Park vaccination tremendous station is ready to shut as soon as once more.
The positioning, which is the county’s largest vaccine distribution location, might be closed beginning on Saturday, Feb. 27 by way of Tuesday, March 2, in line with a county spokesperson. The closure is because of a nationwide scarcity of Moderna coronavirus vaccine doses, the spokesperson added.
Appointments that had been scheduled for this weekend into early subsequent week on the website are being rescheduled. These people might be notified by way of the county’s MyChart system to choose a rescheduled date.
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The spokesperson stated that vaccinations for academics is not going to be impacted since these are being administered by way of a unique system. It wasn’t instantly clear how the closure will affect different teams changing into eligible on Saturday, together with law enforcement officials and meals employees.
Any of the county-run vaccination websites presently administering Pfizer vaccines may also not be impacted.
That is the second-straight weekend that the Petco Park distribution website has skilled a closure. The positioning closed Sunday, Feb. 14 by way of Tuesday, Feb. 16, after a cargo of Moderna vaccines was delayed. The positioning closed once more from Saturday, Feb. 19 by way of Monday, Feb. 22, after a winter storm delayed vaccine shipments across the nation.
Saturday is the beginning of the county’s push to start vaccinating a couple of half-million extra San Diegans who qualify beneath Part 1B of California’s vaccine distribution plan. Educators, emergency service personnel, and meals and agriculture employees now qualify. Residents 65 and older in that part have already been eligible for vaccines.
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