by James Kecskes, County of San Diego Communications Office
The County opened the region’s third Vaccination Super Station today at the California State University San Marcos Sports Center. It will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Appointments are required and can be made online at www.VaccinationSuperStationSD.com.
COVID-19 cases, which have spiked since Thanksgiving and continue to remain high, are being called a “surge on top of a surge.” Hospitalizations and deaths in California hit record highs during the holiday season, with intensive care units reaching capacity in many regions.
Covered California announced on Friday that for the first time in its history, it would give consumers until Dec. 30 to sign up for health care coverage that begins on Jan. 1, 2021. The unprecedented move comes as COVID-19 infections and deaths surge throughout the state.