San Diego County to open fourth vaccine ‘super station’ in La Mesa

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego County will open a fourth vaccine “super station” in La Mesa, in an effort to ramp up the speed at which COVID-19 vaccines are administered and expand access.

San Diegans who currently qualify under the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution phases will be able to set up an appointment starting on Feb. 2. The La Mesa site will be a walk-up location at Grossmont Center shopping mall at 5500 Grossmont Center Dr.

Appointments are required to receive a vaccine and will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Currently, the county is only vaccinating residents in Phase 1A and the first tier of Phase 1B.

“We’re prepared to get shots in the arms of as many San Diegans as possible when more doses come to the region,” said Wilma Wooten, County public health officer. “Getting vaccinated is the best defense we have against COVID-19.”

The location will replace and expand the site that Sharp HealthCare had been operating on Wakarusa St. Appointments made for that site will transfer to new super station. The site will be able to vaccinate up to 1,000 people daily but can be expanded to 5,000 daily doses administered.

La Mesa will host the county’s fourth vaccine super station. Three other super stations have been opened and are operating at Petco Park in downtown San Diego, in Chula Vista, and at California State University San Marcos. The county has also opened smaller “POD” locations around the region.