San Diego County’s fourth vaccination super station will open on Tuesday in La Mesa and is expected to ultimately ramp up to 5,000 doses daily.
The La Mesa site, operated by Sharp HealthCare, will open in Grossmont Center at 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., Suite 212.
This new walk-up clinic will initially be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Up to 1,000 doses will be administered daily, but the site’s capacity can be expanded to provide up to 5,000 vaccinations every day.
A smaller county-run vaccination clinic will also open Tuesday at the Southwestern College Higher Education Center at 460 W. San Ysidro Blvd. This site will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and provide up to 500 doses daily.
The La Mesa site is the fourth vaccination super station to open in the region. The others are located at Petco Park, in the old Sears in Chula Vista, and at Cal State San Marcos. Many smaller clinics are also currently vaccinating people throughout the region.
“We’re prepared to get shots in the arms of as many San Diegans as possible when more doses come to the region,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer. “Getting vaccinated is the best defense we have against COVID-19.”
All county vaccination super stations and other clinics require appointments that can be made online at vaccinationsuperstationsd.com.
County clinics are vaccinating only healthcare workers and residents aged 65 and older.
Private healthcare systems including Scripps Healthcare, UC San Diego Health and Sharp are also administering vaccines to their members.