The County opens a vaccination clinic in National City.

NATIONAL CITY–A smaller, county-run vaccination clinic in National City opened at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.

The vaccination clinic, located at 140 E. 14th Street, will be vaccinating people from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and will have 500 COVID-19 doses available daily.

Both clinics will be vaccinating people in Phase 1A and people 75 years and older in Phase 1B and require appointments, which can be made at Starting Jan. 22, people 75 and older who don’t have access to a computer can call 2-1-1 for assistance in scheduling an appointment.

“We’ve expanded our vaccination efforts to reach more people at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and who live in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “We will vaccinate as many people in this age group and regions as we can, provided we have enough vaccine doses.”

The county plans to open two more vaccination super stations in East and North County and people 75 years and older in Phase 1B will be able to start making appointments at those locations the week of January 25, pending supply availability.

Some doctors, pharmacists and other healthcare providers may administer vaccinations to those 65 and older, if they have doses available.

Through Jan. 20, about 442,000 doses have been shipped to the region and nearly 182,000 have been administered. More information on vaccine distribution can be found on the County vaccination dashboard.