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Where and How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in San Diego County

Here's a look at all vaccination sites across San Diego

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San Diego County is currently administering vaccines to residents in its Phase 1A, which includes most health care professionals and public health staff, and those in Phase 1B who are 65 or older.

San Diego County officials are urging San Diegan's to be patient as the number of those wanting to get vaccinated has exceeded the total number of doses that have been shipped to the region.

“Due to the limited number of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the region, County community clinics are continuing to vaccinate only health care professionals and people 65 and older,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer.

About the Coronavirus Vaccine in San Diego

San Diego County first received the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in December 2020.

The vaccine arrived first at Naval Medical Center San Diego, followed by Rady Children's Hospital, and UC San Diego Health. Now, the county has expanded its vaccination sites.

Vaccinations in San Diego: What to Know Before You Go

The county says those who are eligible for the vaccine should first contact their doctor or medical provider. If you can’t get a COVID-19 vaccine from your doctor, you can use one of the county vaccine sites.

San Diego County has released this interactive map that can help you see where you may be able to receive a coronavirus vaccine. You can enter your address, city or zip code to find vaccination sites within a 100-mile radius.

Free rides are now offered by San Diego County public transportation systems to COVID-19 vaccine sites, the Metropolitan Transit System and North County Transit District announced.

Individuals with an email confirmation proving they are scheduled to get the vaccine will be eligible for a free ride to a vaccination site the day of their appointment. The confirmation can be shown via smartphone or be printed.

COVID-19 Vaccination Card:

A COVID-19 vaccination card will be given to you when you receive your first dose of the vaccine. Keep this vaccination card in a safe place and bring it with you to your second dose appointment.

The vaccination card will list the following:

  • The type of vaccine you received.
  • The date you received it.
  • Where you received it.

Appointments are required at each site to receive a vaccination. Elders or those who don't have access to a computer can call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment.

NOTE: It is recommended that you use a browser other than Internet Explorer to complete your appointment registration.

All vaccine sites are weather permitted, call 211 to double-check which ones are open or visit the county's website.


San Diego County Community Vaccination Locations

All county community locations will be providing about 500 COVID-19 vaccines per day. Appointments are required to receive a vaccination. County locations are managed using MyTurn.

Appointment Instructions:

  • At the time of your appointment, you must present a photo ID/documentation that establishes you meet the eligibility requirements outlined above to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. 
  • After your vaccine has been administered, you will be asked to remain at the location for a 15-minute observation period.
  • Before leaving, you will be provided a vaccination card
  • You will be required to wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines for the duration of your visit. 

Second Vaccination Appointment Instructions:

  • Immediately after you make your first appointment, you will be prompted in MyTurn to also schedule your second appointment. Dates available for your second dose will be populated so you may complete the scheduling process.
  • If you scheduled your first dose prior to Jan. 23, 2021, you will receive a link that will include available dates and locations for you to schedule your second dose within seven days from your second dose date, according to the county's website.
  • For any issues, contact the CA COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255.

Locations:

To schedule an appointment at the locations below, click here or call 2-1-1.

  • East Public Health Center, 367 N. Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, 92020
    • This site is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • South Region Live Well Center, 690 Oxford Street, Chula Vista, 91911
    • This site is open Sunday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Imperial Beach City Hall, 825 Imperial Beach Boulevard, Imperial Beach, 91932
    • This site is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Southwestern College Higher Education Center, 460 W. San Ysidro Blvd, San Ysidro, 92173
    • This site is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Central Region Immunization Clinic, 3177 Ocean View Boulevard, San Diego, 92113
    • This site is open Sunday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Tubman-Chavez Community Center, 415 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114
    • This site is open Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Martin Luther King Community Center, 140 E. 12th Street, National City, 91950
    • This site is open Sunday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • North Coastal Live Well Center, 3708 Ocean Ranch Boulevard, Oceanside, CA 92056
    • This site is open Sunday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Linda Rhoades Recreation Center, 600 North Santa Fe Ave, 92084
    • This site is open Sundays and Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • This site is also a COVID-19 testing site
  • Border View Family YMCA, 2601 Arey Dr., Otay Mesa, CA, 92154
    • This site is open Sunday through Thursday from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    • This site can handle up to 1,000 doses a day
  • Lemon Grove Community Center, 3146 School Lane, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
    • This site will be open on Sundays and Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Pharmacies

  • CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens pharmacies are offering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment only at select locations in San Diego County, with plans to expand as supply grows.
    • Schedule at CVS: click here and choose your state of residence. Click "schedule an appointment now" and after answering a series of questions about yourself you can schedule appointments at nearby pharmacies on one or two days depending on if you need both doses or just the second.
    • Schedule at Rite Aid: Click here to start. After filling out some basic personal information, you will be shown a map of Rite Aid locations within 50 miles of your ZIP code. Choose one, then select an available date and time, and you can confirm your appointment after filling out some basic medical information.
    • Schedule at Walgreens: To schedule an appointment with Walgreens you must have a registered online account. If you don't have one, click here.

San Diego County Partner Vaccination Locations:

  • Rady Children's Hospital, 8001 Frost Street, San Diego, 92123
    • Click here for site-specific instructions
    • This site is open from 7 a.m. through 3 p.m.

Second Vaccination Appointment Instructions: You will schedule your second dose at the clinic during your first dose. If you are not scheduled for a second dose at the clinic, you will likely receive a scheduling ticket on MyChart. For further instructions, click here or contact covid19vaccine@rchsd.org.

  • Sharp Coronado Hospital/City of Coronado, 1845 Strand Way Coronado, 92118
    • Click here for site-specific instructions
    • This site is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. through 5:30 p.m.

Second Vaccination Appointment Instructions for Sharp locations: You will receive an email with a link that will include available dates and locations for you to schedule your second dose within seven days from your second dose date. 


San Diego County's Vaccination Super Stations:

Super stations aim to administer up to 5,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine every day, according to the county. There are currently five planned locations in San Diego County:

Super station sites managed by UC San Diego Health:

  • San Diego's Petco Park Super Station at 1235 K Street, San Diego, 92101.
    • This site is open Sunday through Saturday from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m.
  • North Central Super Station at UCSD RIMAC, 9730 Hopkins Dr, San Diego, CA 92093
    • This site is open from Sunday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Click here for site-specific instructions

Second Vaccination Appointment Instructions: Download the MyChart App or make an account on the UCSD website by visiting mychart.ucsd.edu to receive your second dose link. If you have done so and still have not received your link, please call 619-543-5220 to speak with a MyChart call center agent.

  • Chula Vista's South Bay Super Station managed by Sharp Healthcare - 565 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910 (Old Sears location)
    • This site is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Second Vaccination Appointment Instructions for Sharp locations: You will receive an email with a link that will include available dates and locations for you to schedule your second dose within seven days from your second dose date. 

  • San Marcos Super Station at California State University-San Marcos’ Sports Center, 103 Campus View Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078
    • This site is open Sunday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m.
    • No-cost parking on floors 2 and 3.
    • This vaccine site is managed by the county using MyTurn. Click here for site-specific instructions.
  • La Mesa Super Station at Sharp-Grossmont Center Mall, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., Ste 212, La Mesa, CA 91942
    • This site is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • It is located in what was formerly a Charlotte Russe store
    • This vaccine site is managed by Sharp Healthcare. Click here for site-specific instructions.
  • Del Mar Super Station at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA
    • This site will be open on Feb. 22 through Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Appointments must be made and can be either walk-up or drive-thru. No-cost parking will be offered on-site for those who prefer to walk in.
    • This vaccine site is managed by the county using MyTurn. Click here for site-specific instructions.

For further details, visit the county's website.

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