Spare coronavirus vaccine doses or the occasional missed appointment can lead to late notice on available appointments at San Diego County's vaccination sites. On the flip side, poor weather or even delays along the supply chain can lead to abrupt cancellations or days-long pauses at local vaccination sites.
San Diego County uses this website to schedule appointments. Typically, public health officials want you to check with your health care provider for an appointment or go through their website for availability. But sometimes, health clinics will have last-minute updates that they need to get out to the public.
NBC 7 is tracking surplus appointments, cancellation notices, and site shutdowns due to vaccine shortages here. This story will be updated as information becomes available. Keep checking back for details.
Vaccines Availability Updates:
Feb. 24: Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton has run out of the COVID-19 vaccine and is no longer taking appointments. When their supply replenishes, the Naval hospital will only be scheduling those needing their second doses.
The Naval Hospitals have their own supply distribution separate from San Diego County's. Their allotment does not come from the county but instead comes directly from the federal government. It was not clear what was affecting their supply shortage but the Naval hospital is not alone; jurisdictions and hospitals across the country were facing supply issues, including across San Diego County.
The U.S. Navy said anyone concerned they will not receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine within the CDC recommended 17- to 42-day window from receiving their first should contact officials at (760)72504357 and press option 3.
Feb. 23: The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, who works with the city of San Diego to administer COVID-19 vaccines to those eligible, said appointments are still available from Wednesday to Friday at the Balboa Municipal Gym at Balboa Park (2111 Pan American Plaza). The site is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To book an appointment, use the city's website here.