What can I do if there are no appointments available to receive the COVID vaccine?


This question was answered live at the virtual conference titled, "Don’t Hesitate to Vaccinate! Our Experts Tell You Why" recorded on January 28, 2021.

Short Answer:

Please be patient and keep clicking ‘refresh’ when searching for an appointment


The County has opened four vaccination super stations and operates 15 smaller community points of dispensing, or PODs. There will be more vaccination sites opening up throughout the County. That’s why County health officials are urging San Diegans to be patient and get vaccinated when it’s their turn.

While combined they have the capacity to vaccinate 20,000 people daily, the County doesn’t have access to that many daily doses yet to be able to vaccinate everyone who wants one.

“Due to the limited number of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the region, County community clinics are continuing to vaccinate only health care professionals and people 65 and older,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “We’re asking San Diegans to be patient and to get vaccinated when more doses are available. Vaccination appointments are only available for the number of doses we have on hand or we know are coming.”

Doctors, pharmacies, community clinics and other health care providers are also working to provide vaccinations to San Diegans in the priority groups.

Keep in mind

It's all contingent on the availability of vaccines. If we had ample supplies, we wouldn't have to be bothered with the prioritization. That's the whole purpose of the prioritization, because we knew that there would not be ample vaccines out of the gate.

All County vaccination super stations and PODs require appointments and can be made at vaccinationsuperstationsd.com.


Presenters include:

Dr. Jamal Gwathney, Clinical Director, Metropolitan Correctional Center, San Diego Federal Bureau of Prisons; National Public Health Officer
Dr. Rodney Hood, President and Chairman, Multicultural Health Foundation, and Tri-Chair, COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee
Dr. Wilma Wooten, Public Health Officer and Director of Public Health Services, County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency

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