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County COVID-19 vaccine site opening at SDSU

County COVID-19 vaccine site opening at SDSU
On March 23, anyone eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in San Diego County will be able to request an appointment through a new county-operated site opening at San Diego State University's Viejas Arena. 
Through a partnership between SDSU and the County of San Diego, Viejas Area site will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointment availability is contingent upon vaccine supply, which remains limited across the state and nation. More information is available on the county’s website
“SDSU and the County of San Diego have a long-standing and strong partnership addressing pressing public health issues in our region, including those impacting the most vulnerable and underserved members of our community,” said SDSU President Adela de la Torre
“Our teams are both attentive to the need to expand vaccine access, and Viejas Arena is a convenient location for both our campus and the public,” de la Torre said. “We are proud of the continued collaboration with our county partners. Together, we have already expanded access to COVID-19 testing, sustained a project that is improving contact tracing efforts, and also are offering direct support to those who speak languages other than English. These collaborative efforts have direct and positive impacts on the daily lives of our community.”
All community members currently eligible to get vaccinated, including SDSU students, faculty and staff, are highly encouraged to consider all available community-based options for getting vaccinated. Most in California will get vaccinated through their primary care physicians, pharmacies, county sites and other community-based locations. 
In addition to hosting a county-operated vaccination site at Viejas Arena, SDSU continues its successful COVID-19 Testing Program, which has allowed public health and epidemiology teams to actively monitor potential COVID-19 risk in real time and to create interventions as needed. 
Student Health Services continues to offer testing for all students, including those in on-campus housing, taking in-person courses and engaged in university research, who are required to get regularly tested. Through our partnership with the county, testing offered at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center remains available to faculty and staff.