San Diego County has obtained a cargo of the COVID-19 vaccine whose delay final week led to provide shortages that compelled at the very least one county-run vaccination website to close down for days.
The cargo of the Moderna vaccine was anticipated to reach in San Diego County on Friday however was delayed for an unspecified cause. It lastly arrived on Tuesday however what brought about the delay stays unclear.
The lacking doses meant that San Diego County needed to halt some already-scheduled COVID-19 vaccine appointments, particularly on the downtown San Diego Vaccination Supersite adjoining to Petco Park and operated by UC San Diego Health.
The location was closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in consequence however will reopen Wednesday as deliberate, in accordance with UC San Diego Health.
““Petco appointments will be automatically rescheduled through UCSD MyChart,” the well being group stated.
Other places needed to restrict the supply of appointments to these in search of their second shot — even going as far to postpone some appointments for first-time sufferers. The county stated they’d sufficient provide to get them by way of Monday.
The county was not conscious of what number of vaccines had been slated to be delivered Friday however had been notified Thursday night time that the doses wouldn’t arrive.
Frustrations over securing what looks as if an elusive appointment for the vaccine have troubled eligible residents. Online slots for the vaccination have usually been crammed shortly, leaving some locals ready for the shot, and Friday’s delay additional provides to their frustrations.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has suggested that folks ready for his or her second shot will nonetheless obtain most immunity as much as 42 days between doses.