Public health officials on Saturday expanded the range of people eligible to receive coronovirus vaccinations to all residents 65 and older at San Diego County sites.
“As I indicated a few weeks ago, the county projected to extend eligibility to individuals over the age of 65 and had a week older than January 25. The biggest risk is in the form of continued attention to them Was in, “Dr. Wilma Wootton, the county’s public health officer.
“With many health care providers now vaccinated in the age group, and a surplus of appointments at UC San Diego Health Super Station, the decision was made this afternoon,” she said.
In addition to that site at Petco Park, the county has opened a second super station at the old Sears building in Chula Vista.
Appointments are still required and vaccinations are subject to availability based on supplies, Wootton said. Extended eligibility applies to all sites providing county vaccines.
More information about the county’s immunization program can be seen and reservations can be made at vaccinationsuperstationsd.com.
Only health care workers and those 65 and older can visit vaccination sites, Wootton said. Residents are encouraged to first contact their doctor or health care provider to request a vaccine, but if none is available, they should make an appointment for a county site.
Appointment required; Walk-ups and drive-ups will be removed without an appointment.
If you have COVID-19 or you are ill, do not schedule an appointment, Wootton said.
City News Service contributed to this article.