Update: The clinic at Petco Park closed on March 20, shut down for good to make way for the Padres. More than 200,000 Moderna vaccinations were dispensed at the site. Amazing!
The COVID-19 Drive-Thru Vaccination clinic / super site at Petco Park has capacity to vaccinate 5,000+ San Diego health care workers daily. It’s an exciting collaboration with the University of California San Diego (UCSD) the city of San Diego, and the San Diego Padres, who also provided wifi and stadium event staff.
Open every day, from the hours of 7am to 7pm, the clinic is currently serving the approximately half a million health care workers eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine (all Phase 1A Tiers) and anyone age 65 and older, along with teachers, police and other segments comprising Tier 1B. It is exciting and encouraging to have such infrastructure in place as the vaccination rollout expands.
The COVID super station at Petco Park is especially convenient for its centralized location and accessibility to a large portion of San Diego’s population.
Appointments are required! Those eligible and ready for a vaccine can find more information and schedule the required appointment here. ID required. After your vaccine, you will be monitored for 15-30 minutes to ensure there is no rare event of an allergic reaction.
There are 42 tents set up in the San Diego Padres Tailgate Lot, bordered by Imperial Avenue, 13th Avenue and K Street, encompassing 280,000 square feet — one of the largest superstation vaccination distribution centers in the United States. Those awaiting vaccine can remain in their cars the entire time. Not yet vaccinated? Buy a Padres face mask
What happens once baseball season begins?
Will the vaccination super station stay open? Initial agreements had set a closing date of April 1, 20201, in time to get out of the way of Padres Opening Day.
Mayor Todd Gloria has indicated that more, smaller sites might be more practical, telling NBC News: “It’s probably more likely that we’re going to look for smaller locations that can better handle the volume of interest as well as the ability to treat people with respect they need.” Adding, in that report, that something similar could be set up at Balboa Park or Sea World if needed. “If it is a city site, we will make it available,” he said.
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- The latest on COVID-19 / Coronavirus from UCSD
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