The federal authorities immediately introduced it’s ramping up efforts to get all delayed doses of COVID-19 vaccine to their destined areas by the top of subsequent week.

County well being officers say the area is ready to manage nevertheless many doses arrive regionally.

“We have now the mechanism in place to have the ability to administer all of the doses we get in San Diego County,” mentioned Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public well being officer. “Within the meantime, we’re asking San Diegans to be affected person. Because the delayed doses arrive, we’ll administer them to everybody who has an appointment and launch new time slots.”

A COVID-19 vaccination is run on the Grossmont Heart Vaccination Tremendous Station.

Notification of Modified Appointments

At present, all County COVID-19 vaccination factors of dishing out, or PODs, and the North County Tremendous Station in San Marcos are solely providing appointments for second doses.

Appointments for first doses at these websites are being rescheduled into subsequent week. Try to be notified of your new appointment date and time by the MyTurn appointment system or by way of electronic mail.

As well as, the vaccination tremendous station at Petco Park is pausing all appointments by means of Saturday. The positioning might stay closed Sunday and Monday, relying on when extra vaccine doses arrive.

In case your appointment obtained cancelled, try to be notified by way of your UC San Diego Well being MyChart account. You must also verify your electronic mail.

The Sharp HealthCare vaccination tremendous station websites at Chula Vista Heart and Grossmont Heart are nonetheless providing first and second dose appointments with Pfizer vaccine.

Ought to appointments must be modified on the Sharp Websites, you may be notified by PrepMod, their appointment system or by way of electronic mail. If in case you have questions on vaccination at these two websites you’ll be able to electronic mail

If in case you have obtained your first dose, you shouldn’t be involved in regards to the minor delays in second dose appointments. The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has suggested that individuals can wait as much as 42 days between doses and nonetheless obtain most immunity.

Extra details about the COVID-19 vaccine is offered at

State Metrics:

  • San Diego County’s state-calculated, adjusted case price is at present 22.2 instances per 100,000 residents and the area is in Purple Tier or Tier 1.
  • The testing positivity proportion is 6.4%, inserting the County in Tier 2 or the Crimson Tier. Whereas the testing positivity price for the County qualifies it for the Crimson Tier, the state makes use of probably the most restrictive metric – on this case the adjusted case price – and assigns counties to that tier. Subsequently, the County stays within the Purple Tier or Tier 1.
  • The County’s well being fairness metric, which appears on the testing positivity for areas with the bottom wholesome situations, is 9.7% and it’s within the Purple Tier or Tier 1. This metric doesn’t transfer counties to extra restrictive tiers however is required to advance to a much less restrictive tier.
  • The California Division of Public Well being assesses counties on a weekly foundation. The following report is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Neighborhood Setting Outbreaks:

  • 4 new group outbreaks have been confirmed Feb. 18: two in enterprise settings, one in a daycare/preschool/childcare setting and one in a retail setting.
  • Prior to now seven days (Feb. 12 by means of Feb 18), 30 group outbreaks have been confirmed.
  • The variety of group outbreaks stays above the set off of seven or extra in seven days.
  • A group setting outbreak is outlined as three or extra COVID-19 instances in a setting and in individuals of various households over the previous 14 days.


  • 14,822 checks have been reported to the County on Feb. 18, and the proportion of latest constructive instances was 5%.
  • The 14-day rolling common proportion of constructive instances is 5.1%. Goal is lower than 8.0%.
  • The 7-day, day by day common of checks is 14,227.

Circumstances, Hospitalizations and ICU Admissions:

  • 812 instances have been reported to the County on Feb. 18. The area’s whole is now 255,802.
  • 12,467 or 4.9% of all instances have required hospitalization.
  • 1,552 or 0.6% of all instances and 12.4% of hospitalized instances needed to be admitted to an intensive care unit.


  • 34 new COVID-19 deaths have been reported on Feb. 18. The area’s whole is now 3,169.
  • 19 males and 15 girls died between Dec. 25. and Feb. 18.
  • Of the 34 deaths reported immediately, 16 individuals who handed away have been 80 years or older, six individuals have been of their 70s, 5 have been of their 60s, 4 have been of their 50s, one was of their 40s and two have been of their 30s.
  • 30 had underlying medical situations, two didn’t and two had medical historical past pending.

Extra Data:

The extra detailed information summaries discovered on the County’s web site are up to date round 5 p.m. day by day.




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