The county’s first COVID-19 super vaccine station opened today in Petco Park, where about 3,500 healthcare workers were scheduled to receive their first dose of vaccine in their vehicles.
The operation is the result of a partnership between the county, UC San Diego Health, San Diego Padres and the city of San Diego to help immunize thousands of the 500,000 people in Phase 1A of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution .
the Vaccination Super Station is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 days a week for health workers who have made an appointment online at www.VaccinationSuperStationSD.com. By January 15, the site is expected to administer approximately 5,000 doses of COVID-19 per day.
County, UC San Diego Health Seeking Voluntary Vaccines
The county is looking for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals to be COVID-19 vaccinators when more doses of the vaccine arrive in the area.
The volunteers will be part of the County Health and Human Services Agency’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), established in 2002 to help with disasters and public health emergencies. Those interested can find out more or register here.
“We need to have as many vaccinators as possible to help us vaccinate people when the COVID-19 vaccine is more readily available,” said Wilma Wooten, MD, MPH, county public health official. “The volunteers will help us get the vaccine into people’s arms, which will go a long way in slowing the pandemic.”
UC San Diego Health is also looking for volunteer vaccinators to work at the Super Vaccination Station for healthcare professionals in Phase 1A, which opened this week in Petco Park. More volunteers are needed to immunize health workers as the pilot program ramps up efforts to immunize 5,000 people per day. UC San Diego Health plans to open the volunteer registration site soon and encourages those interested to come back for more details in the coming days.
Volunteers will provide unpaid support as needed and available to the volunteer, primarily in local jurisdiction.
There is currently a high volume of spontaneous volunteers, so the county requires volunteers to be patient while their MRC application is being processed.
For more information on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, visit coronavirus-sd.com.
ICU capacity and order of stay at home:
- The current availability of intensive care unit (ICU) beds for the Southern California area is 0.0% and will be updated daily by the state.
- The regional stay-at-home ordinance is in effect and prohibits gatherings of any size with people from other households and adds restrictions for several areas.
- The order will last until the region’s ICU availability reaches or exceeds 15%.
- Three new community outbreaks were confirmed on January 10: one in a food / beverage processing facility, one in a health care facility, and one in a religious setting.
- Six community outbreaks were confirmed on January 9: three in businesses, two in health care facilities and one in a private residence.
- Eight community outbreaks were confirmed on January 8: five in businesses, one in a government setting and two in a healthcare setting.
- In the past seven days (January 4 to January 10), 45 community outbreaks have been confirmed.
- The number of community epidemics remains above the trigger point of seven or more in seven days.
- A community-based outbreak is defined as three or more cases of COVID-19 in one setting and in people from different households in the past 14 days.
- 25,882 tests were reported to the county on January 10 and the percentage of new positive cases was 11%.
- The 14-day moving average percentage of positive cases is 13.5%. The target is less than 8.0%.
- The daily 7-day test average is 27,626.
- People at higher risk for COVID-19 who may or may not have symptoms should be tested. People with symptoms should get tested. Healthcare professionals and essential workers should also get tested, as well as people who have had close contact with a positive case or who live in heavily affected communities. Those who have recently returned from travel or attended holiday gatherings are also advised to get tested.
- 2,907 cases were reported to the county on January 10. The region’s total is now 194,795.
- 6,284 or 3.2% of all cases required hospitalization.
- 1,273 or 0.7% of all cases and 20.3% of hospitalized cases required admission to an intensive care unit.
- No new deaths from COVID-19 were reported to the county on January 10. The region’s total is now 1,857.
- 33 new deaths from COVID-19 were reported to the county on January 9.
- 17 women and 16 men died between December 18 and January 8.
- Of the 33 new deaths reported, 17 people who died were aged 80 or older, five in their 60s, 10 in their 60s and one in their 50s.
- 31 had underlying health issues, one no and one had a pending medical history.
- 53 new deaths from COVID-19 were reported to the county on January 8.
- 34 men and 19 women died between December 28 and January 8.
- Of the 53 new deaths reported, 29 people died were 80 or older, 12 were in their 60s, five in their 60s, five in their 50s, one in their forties and one in their 20s.
- 51 had underlying medical conditions, one no and one had a pending medical history.
More detailed data summaries found on the county’s coronavirus-sd.com website are updated around 5 p.m. daily.