A Scripps Health vaccination site. Courtesy of Scripps

Vaccine eligibility expanded in San Diego County Monday, even as the Del Mar Fairgrounds COVID-19 vaccination super site prepares for a mid-week closure due to lack of vaccine supply.

While people with underlying health conditions are now able to sign up for vaccination appointments, Scripps Health said the number of vaccines it received this week necessitates shutting down the Del Mar site Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday following a weekend shutdown that started Friday. The site is scheduled to be open Thursday.

Patients who had appointments at the super station on one of those days are being rescheduled automatically through the MyTurn online appointment system.

So far, 709,220 — or 26.4% of San Diego County residents over the age of 16 — have received at least one dose of the two-shot vaccines and 430,379 people — or 16% — have been fully vaccinated.

— City News Service contributed to this report

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