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County Adds Night Vaccination Hours, Mobile Sites – countynewscenter.com

Continuing to look to make it as easy as possible for people to get COVID-19 vaccinations, the County of San Diego Thursday started night hours at three vaccination sites, extended appointment windows for all sites and announced it plans to set up more pop-up, drop-in clinics.

The County started night hours until 8 p.m. at three vaccination sites, in Oceanside, Chula Vista and El Cajon, to give people places to get shots after work, by appointment or just by walking in.

The vaccination sites are offering both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, with or without appointments, where people can get first or second doses, even if they received first doses at a different site.

The sites are offering shots from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at:

  • Oceanside
    Sun. to Thurs.
    North Coastal Live Well Health Center
    1701 Mission Avenue
  • Chula Vista
    Sun. to Thurs.
    South Region Live Well Center at Chula Vista
    690 Oxford Street
  • El Cajon
    Tues. to Sat.
    East Public Health Center
    367 North Magnolia Avenue

The County also announced it was extending appointment windows for its sites, from two-to-three days to seven days, to give people a wider time to set vaccination appointments. County officials also said they’re working with the Metropolitan Transit System, senior centers and community organizations to set up more mobile, pop-up, drop-in vaccination sites to make it even easier for people to get shots.

Here is a list of current mobile vaccination sites:

  • May 7: Southwestern College Otay Lakes, 900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • May 8: Palomar Family YMCA, 1050 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92026
  • May 11: Elks Lodge El Cajon, 1400 Washington Ave, El Cajon, CA 92019
  • May 13: Northgate Market: City Heights, 5403 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105
  • May 14: Mira Mesa Senior Center, 8460 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126
  • May 15: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 525 W. Vista Way, Vista, CA 92083
  • May 18: Sherman Heights Community Center, 2258 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92102
  • May 20: Mission San Luis Rey, 4050 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92057

“We’re always looking to make the process of getting a vaccination as easy as possible and the public has responded,” said County Public Health Officer Dr. Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H. “Almost 63 percent of all San Diegans 16 and older have now received at least one shot. Introducing night hours, extending appointment windows and bringing mobile clinics to the public will help everyone get vaccinated and end this pandemic.”

Anyone 16 and up in San Diego County can receive a COVID-19 vaccine at no cost. See more locations at coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine.

Vaccination Progress:

  • Doses delivered: More than 3.44 million.
  • Doses administered: More than 3.07 million.
  • Received at least one shot: More than 1.69 million or 62.9% of San Diegans 16 and older.
  • Fully vaccinated: More than 1.19 million or 44.4%.
  • The goal: fully vaccinate 75% of San Diego County residents 16 and older or 2,017,011 people.
  • To date, 83.9% of the goal population has received at least one vaccine and 59.2% are fully vaccinated.
  • More vaccination information can be found coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine.

State Metrics:

  • San Diego County’s state-calculated, adjusted case rate is currently 5.0 cases per 100,000 residents.
  • The testing positivity percentage is 2.2%.
  • The health equity metric is 2.7%.
  • CDPH assesses counties on a weekly basis. The next report is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11.

Community Setting Outbreaks:

  • One new community outbreak was reported May 5, in a business setting.
  • In the past seven days (April 29 through May 5), 18 community outbreaks were confirmed.
  • The community outbreaks trigger is seven or more in seven days.

Testing:

  • 15,412 tests were reported to the County on May 5, and the percentage of new positive cases was 1%.
  • The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 1.4%. Target is less than 8.0%.
  • The 7-day, daily average of tests is 12,254.

Cases, Hospitalizations and ICU Admissions:

  • 226 COVID-19 cases were reported to the County on May 5. The region’s total is now 277,323.
  • 15,283 or 5.5% of all cases have required hospitalization.
  • 1,685 or 0.6% of all cases and 11% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.

Deaths:

  • No new COVID-19 deaths were reported May 5. The region’s total is 3,716.

More Information:

The more detailed data summaries found on the County’s coronavirus-sd.com website are updated around 5 p.m. daily.

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