The County of San Diego on Saturday expanded the category on who can receive the COVID-19 vaccine to include those aged 65 and up. The announcement affects the City/Sharp Coronado Hospital vaccination site at the Community Center.

The City site at 1845 Strand Way began accepting those who are 75 years or older seven days ago in addition to continuing to accept those in the Phase 1A category. An appointment is required and must be made using the County’s website.

The public should be aware that the Coronado site and others around San Diego County will be further impacted due to the expansion of the eligible groups. Please be patient and keep trying. The site is listed as a partner on the San Diego County vaccination clinic location list. Registering for one of the larger vaccination sites may help you get an appointment sooner. The County’s 211 website informs those 75 or older who do not have access to a computer or someone to assist them to call 211 for help connecting with your health care provider or making a vaccination appointment at a County of San Diego site.

Please note that the hours at the vaccination site have changed. Beginning today, Jan. 25, hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. The City is offering the location and staff at no charge to help the region more quickly move on to the next phase. City officials anticipate the partnership will continue as needed. Please call (619) 522-7340 for more information.

Only Health Care Workers (Phase 1A, All Tiers) and those 65 and older (Phase 1B, Tier 1) can visit vaccination sites. Rules to keep in mind:

Health care workers are encouraged to first contact their doctor or healthcare providers to request the vaccine, but if none are available, then they should make an appointment for a County site

Appointments are required; walk-ups and drive-ups without appointments will be turned away

Do not schedule an appointment if you have COVID-19, or are sick. Please follow CDC guidance for those situations

Medical professionals administering the vaccine will be wearing personal protective equipment

Wear a mask

Acceptable forms of proof to be presented at the County’s Vaccine Super Station: Employee ID badge with a photo or other documents, including a professional license and a photo ID, signed letter from their employer on facility letterhead and a photo ID; or, a payment stub or timesheet from their healthcare employer or in-home supportive services with a photo ID

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