Just a couple of county-run vaccination websites will likely be open this weekend as San Diego waits for delayed shipments to reach someday subsequent week. Some San Diegans advised NBC 7 they’ve been attempting to snag last-minute appointments for the Moderna vaccine.
“It’s been stressful. It’s been a stressful time,” Allan May stated. His mother’s second vaccination appointment at Petco Park was canceled due to cargo delays. “I was just a little concerned because I didn’t know how soon she’d get in there.”
May stated his mother’s appointment was anticipated to be rescheduled, however simply to be protected they instantly began searching for alternate choices.
“Luckily, she went to CVS.com and there were San Diego appointments magically there,” May defined.
But these CVS appointments didn’t final lengthy.
“She knew she was lucky,” May stated.
According to the county, operations on the Petco Park vaccination superstation will likely be paused for a second day in a row Saturday. It might stay closed via Monday relying on once they get that long-awaited vaccine cargo.
Even smaller-scale clinics had been out of Moderna vaccines proper earlier than the weekend.
“Just yesterday, my dad called me at 10 p.m. and he said, ‘Oh the doctor said they don’t have enough supply’, and I was like, ‘Woah, that was unanticipated,’” stated Bindi Sharma, who defined in contrast to county websites, the non-public clinic her mother and father had been going to didn’t supply to reschedule their second dose appointments.
“It was just, OK – you’re probably going to have to go find it somewhere else,” stated Sharma.
She advised NBC 7 that Palomar Health was her final hope, with a couple of appointments out there Friday night time for Saturday, however sadly, they booked up too quick.
“I feel like I was left at square one after all the hours spent following different internet sites,” stated Sharma. Nonetheless, she stated she’s attempting to remain hopeful that her mother and father will get their second dose as the subsequent cargo of vaccines roll in.
The county’s web site reveals Pfizer vaccine appointments are nonetheless out there at some Sharp vaccine sites this weekend.
The federal authorities stated it’s ramping up efforts to get delayed doses to designated vaccination websites by the tip of subsequent week.