October 21, 2021

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Downtown San Diego’s vaccination super station at Petco Park Reopened Wednesday – NBC 7 San Diego

Downtown San Diego’s vaccination super station reopened Wednesday after a four-day closure due to a nationwide shortage of Moderna vaccines.

Those with rescheduled appointments, once again, lined the streets of East Village. Due to a winter storm, the site had to briefly close due to lightning but later reopened.

Priority will be given to those with appointments for second doses who are farthest away from the date they received their first dose, UC San Diego Health said.

Some vaccine appointments will need to be rescheduled. Those impacted by the delays have been advised to check their MyUCSDChart account or look for an email with details about their new appointment date.

The vaccine site is planning to continue operating daily depending on vaccine availability.

A fierce storm on the East Coast and Midwest caused delays in shipments of the vaccine, affecting San Diego County and forcing the East Village vaccination site to close for several days in February. 

This was the second weekend in a row the vaccine site closed due to a lack of Moderna vaccines.

A spokesperson for the county said that those who have had their second-dose appointments delayed should not worry because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says doses can be taken within 42 days of each other. When a patient receives their first dose, the county typically tries to schedule second-dose appointments within 21 days, leaving a three-week window in case of delays.

It is unclear how soon first-dose residents will get their next appointment.