SAN DIEGO–A new COVID-19 vaccination superstation will be up and running on January 31 on the California State University San Marcos campus.
The new pedestrian site will be vaccinating people, with appointments, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday at the Sports Center and Clarke Field House, located at 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. Free parking will be available in Parking Structure 1 on levels 2 and 3 and disabled parking in Lot L next to the Sports Center.
The county-run site is a collaboration between the county and CSU San Marcos, with staff support from Palomar Health, UC San Diego Health and Tri-City Medical Center. It will offer 250 to 1,000 doses daily depending on vaccine availability but can ramp up to vaccinate 5,000 people daily when more vaccines are available.
In Borrego Springs this weekend, a Cal Fire team as part of “Operation Collaboration” will provide 250 COVID-19 doses both Saturday and Sunday. Appointments are necessary.
Operation Collaboration is a consortium of local fire agencies using the county vaccine. Cal Fire and other groups will also be going to other communities soon, especially to vaccinate people in nursing and long-term care homes.
North county residents can get their vaccination at the North Coastal Live Well Center, 3708 Ocean Ranch Blvd. in Oceanside. The center’s hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. Registration is available at https://myturn.ca.gov.
All county clinics are vaccinating people in Phase 1A and people 65 years and older in Phase 1B and require appointments, which can be made at vaccinationsuperstationsd.com. People 75 and older who don’t have access to a computer or Internet can call 2-1-1 for assistance in scheduling an appointment.
San Diegans without transportation can use the Metropolitan Transit System to travel to a vaccination site for free by showing proof of their appointment.
Vaccination appointments fill up quickly, so county health officials are urging San Diegans to wait their turn and get vaccinated when more doses become available.
The county plans to open two more vaccination super stations in East and North County in February.
Some doctors, pharmacists and other health care providers may administer vaccinations to those 65 and older, if they have doses available.
Through Jan. 27, about 486,000 doses have been shipped to the region and more than 269,000 have been entered into the immunization database as having been administered.
Residents can access COVID-19 vaccination location map by visiting www.vaccinationsuperstationsd.com.