A shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrives at UC San Diego Health. Courtesy photo

COVID-19 vaccine shortfalls will close the Del Mar Fairgrounds vaccination super site again this weekend, and a technical error caused 1,800 vaccine appointments for this week to be rescheduled, Scripps Health announced Tuesday.

Scripps, which runs the Del Mar site, will be closed Friday through Sunday due to the low number of vaccine doses that were delivered for the week.

The station is scheduled to reopen Monday.

Patients who had appointments on one of the three closed days are being rescheduled for either Thursday or early next week automatically through the MyTurn online appointment system.

Scripps said a programming error on the MyTurn system offered nearly 2,000 more appointment slots on Wednesday than actual vaccine doses received. Some of those will be rescheduled to Thursday.

Patients with second-dose appointments will be rescheduled from Friday, Saturday and Sunday to Monday, as the county and state were unable to provide Scripps with additional doses to make up for the programming error.

Scripps is still waiting for the MyTurn system to notify patients of these changes.

The issues at the Del Mar site are just the latest in the county’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccine supply problem. Previous shortages have closed the UC San Diego Health-run Petco Park vaccination super station multiple times.

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