On January 11, California’s first COVID-19 Vaccination Superstation opened in downtown San Diego near Petco Park. The superstation was the result of a collaboration between UC San Diego Health, San Diego County, the San Diego Padres and the City of San Diego. In less than a month, more than 100,000 vaccines were administered at Petco Park.
On February 8, UC San Diego Health opened a second vaccination station on our campus at RIMAC arena. Offering vaccinations to UC San Diego Health patients and campus employees, the RIMAC center can vaccinate up to 5,000 individuals each day.
It takes a village to mount operations this large. I’m so proud of UC San Diego Heath’s leadership and dedication during these difficult times. And I am so very grateful to the many student and employee volunteers who are giving their time to help San Diegans get vaccinated. Thank you for your part in helping our greater San Diego community.
UC San Diego is an integral part of our San Diego community. Our role as a public research university and the region’s only academic medical center put us in a unique position to lead during this pandemic. Our vaccination super stations are making our community safer. And RIMAC is ready to grow. Operations will expand once the County announces the next tier of eligible individuals and the State releases the next allocation of vaccines.