County COVID-19 Vaccination in Transition to Public Health Sites

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County COVID-19 Vaccination in Transition to Public Health Sites


Due to a significant drop in demand for COVID-19 vaccines, the county is phasing out some of its vaccination sites, but the campaign to vaccinate San Diegans continues.

Some county vaccination sites have closed or will close at the end of this month; However, people who have not been vaccinated still have many options for doing so.

“As expected, demand for COVID-19 vaccines has declined dramatically,” said Wilma Wooten, MD, MPH, county public health official. “Although we need to phase out some immunization clinics, people in San Diego still have plenty of places to get immunized to protect themselves and others. Throughout the pandemic, the county has focused on equity and has reached out to communities and populations who are reluctant to vaccinate. “

County met federal goal to vaccinate 70% of San Diego County residents aged 12 and over, or 1,961,807 people, with at least one dose.

Overall, more than 2.16 million San Diego’s have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine and more than 1.83 million are fully vaccinated.

San Diego residents are encouraged to continue getting vaccinated to avoid contracting and spreading the COVID-19 virus to others.

The vaccine continues to be available in more than 400 locations, including doctor’s offices, retail pharmacies and county clinics across the region. Some vaccination sites will continue to offer extended hours to facilitate the vaccination of San Diego residents.

“The more people who are vaccinated, the better our chances of ending this pandemic locally,” Wooten added.

In addition to existing COVID-19 vaccination clinics, county partners such as local municipalities, Champions for Health, UC San Diego Health, San Diego American Indian Health Center, and the San Diego Black Nurses Association will process requests for vaccination events. mobile. Organizations wishing to host an immunization event can submit a request.

Free COVID-19 test sites remain operational in the county. For a full list of county testing and vaccination sites and more vaccine information, visit coronavirus-sd.com.

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