Delayed COVID-19 Vaccine Shipment Expected To Arrive Tuesday


SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A delayed cargo of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine was anticipated to reach in San Diego County Tuesday following a scarcity that compelled some vaccination websites to dramatically gradual the tempo of inoculations or reschedule appointments altogether.

Public well being officers had reported 568 new COVID-19 infections and 28 deaths on Sunday.
Of the 13,700 assessments Sunday, 4% returned constructive, bringing the 14-day rolling common of constructive assessments to five.8%.

The complete variety of instances was reported to be 252,250 on Sunday, and the whole virus-related loss of life toll rose to three,037.

Eight group outbreaks had been reported Sunday, bringing the whole over the previous week to 62.

There had been 255 instances related to the current outbreaks.

Hospitalizations had been up 27 and sufferers moved to an ICU unit had been up 4.

The vaccine scarcity affected the area’s largest vaccination website, the UC San Diego Health Petco Park Super Station, with no vaccinations happening on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. Petco appointments shall be routinely rescheduled by UCSD MyChart.

The Chula Vista and La Mesa tremendous stations had provides adequate to get by Monday. The county’s distribution websites and tremendous station in San Marcos had adequate provides to satisfy second-dose appointments, together with a restricted provide of first doses, county officers stated.

It was unclear how lengthy the tremendous station that opened Friday on the Del Mar Fairgrounds would be capable of keep its appointments. The Scripps Del Mar Fairgrounds Vaccination Super Station will present drive-thru and walk-thru companies on an appointment-only foundation to anybody eligible to obtain a shot below county pointers.

Previous plans referred to as for the station to open initially from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, and from 8 a.m. to midday on Saturday and Sunday. Longer hours and extra days of operation shall be added as extra vaccine doses change into obtainable.

For those that might expertise a delay in second doses, the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention has suggested that folks can wait as much as 42 days between doses and nonetheless obtain most immunity.

A brand new COVID-19 vaccination website opened Sunday in Vista, able to offering as much as 500 doses each day.

The new clinic shall be open from 9:30 a.m. to three:30 p.m. Sundays and Mondays on the Linda Rhoades Recreation Center, 600 North Santa Fe Ave.

San Diego County coronavirus inoculation websites have obtained 703,200 doses of vaccine and administered 597,945 doses, in accordance with the HHSA.

A complete of 16.44% of San Diego County residents age 16 and over have obtained not less than one of many two pictures required to develop antibody safety towards the virus. Around 4.02% of the inhabitants over the age of 16 is totally vaccinated.

State well being officers notified COVID-19 vaccine suppliers throughout California on Friday that efficient March 15, vaccines may be offered to anybody aged 16-46 with extreme underlying well being circumstances corresponding to most cancers, continual pulmonary illness, coronary heart circumstances or kidney illness that put them susceptible to extreme sickness or loss of life in the event that they contract the virus.

The new steerage additionally permits vaccinations for folks with developmental or extreme disabilities that depart them at high-risk if they’re contaminated.

University of San Diego instituted a stay-on-campus order by the tip of the month as a result of a current spike in coronavirus instances, which college officers largely attribute to off-campus events and social occasions, college officers introduced Friday.

Under the brand new directives, on-campus resident college students are solely permitted off-campus for important causes, corresponding to “emergencies or essential purposes such as employment, medical care, religious services or to purchase groceries or other essential items,” USD President James T. Harris III stated.

— City News Service