An even larger portion of the population is now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in San Diego County. Effective Saturday, those aged 65 or older can make an appointment to receive the vaccine. Previously the age requirement was 75 or older.
“As I indicated a few weeks ago, the County anticipated expanding eligibility to individuals 65 years of age and older the week of January 25 as part of the continued focus on those at the greatest risk,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, County public health officer. “With a number of health care providers now vaccinating in the age group, and the UC San Diego Health Super Station having a surplus of appointments, the decision was made this afternoon. Appointments are still required and vaccinations are available based on supply.”
CEO of UC San Diego Health Patty Maysent tweeted that 700 slots were open “right now” at the super station: