By José A. Álvarez, County of San Diego Communications Office
San Diego, CA–Two new COVID-19 vaccination clinics are opening in the region and will take measures to focus on people in communities hit hardest by the pandemic.
A walk-up clinic will be administering vaccines from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at Viejas Arena at San Diego State University, located at 5500 Canyon Crest Dr. in San Diego. Initially, the clinic will be able to administer 750 doses daily but can ramp up to 1,500 per day when more doses are available in the region.
COVID-19 vaccines will also be available from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the patio in the Mexican Consulate, 1540 India St. in Little Italy. The walk-up clinic will have the capacity to administer up to 100 appointments a day, dependent on supply.
As part of Project SAVE (Scheduling Assistance for Vaccine Equity), these clinics take steps to ensure an equitable distribution of the novel coronavirus vaccine, including offering reserved appointments.
The reserved appointments will be filled through outreach by community health workers or promotoras who are reaching out to people through various ways, including at grocery stores, faith centers, food distribution sites and housing complexes in different impacted parts of the region.
The Viejas Arena clinic will set aside 10 percent of doses for residents who live in communities adjacent to SDSU, as will the existing Copley-Price YMCA clinic. The Mexican Consulate site will serve members of the Latino community, which has been more severely impacted by COVID-19, as well as the general community.
Appointments are required for both sites and can be made by visiting www.vaccinationsuperstationsd.com or, for those 65 years of age or older, by calling 2-1-1.