COVID-19 Vaccination Update–January 16, 2021

Vaccination Update
Call volume regarding the vaccine and MyChart has been very heavy. If you have questions regarding the vaccine or MyChart, please EMAIL US AT [email protected]

To our valued patients,

We are quickly approaching the next phase of COVID-19 vaccine administration when vaccines will become widely available to the public. The state recently announced a massive plan to expedite vaccinations and San Diego has opened mega-vaccination stations throughout the county. This is a rapidly changing situation as new tiers will open soon. You may be notified in advance of your tier to get a vaccine if vaccine is available. This helps get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. This is the largest vaccination effort our country has ever seen. It will require a degree of flexibility and patience from everyone.

There are several ways to get your COVID-19 vaccine, but you should start by signing up for MyChart. SDSM will use MyChart to continue to communicate with you throughout the vaccination process, regarding the necessary second dose of vaccine, and other important health messages from your providers.

If you are already signed up for MyChart, please check your messages. The current San Diego County vaccination tier schedule is at this link.
Details on signing up for MyChart are below:

FIRST STEP: Sign up for MyChart
Use this link to sign up >> Sign up for MyChart
You may need an activation code. If you do not have an activation code, please EMAIL US at [email protected]. Call volume has been very heavy and by requesting MyChart help by email, we can better assist you and reduce your time waiting on the phone.

You can sign up for MyChart without an activation code by CLICKING HERE

Fill out the form exactly as reflected in your medical record
This will allow you to get MyChart without an activation code
If you have any problems, email us at [email protected]

ONCE YOU HAVE MyChart:
Sign into MyChart and please check your messages. UCSD will notify patients when they are eligible for vaccination. The tier that is currently being vaccinated will determine when you are eligible to be vaccinated. When notified you will be able to schedule your vaccination through MyChart and UCSD.

OPTION 2 for COVID-19 Immunization: Use San Diego County link for super-vaccination stations.
Link to schedule >> Super Vaccination Stations
The websites currently state FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS. However, by registering via one of these links, you are requesting to have your name put on a waitlist, so that if excess vaccines become available, you might be able to receive one earlier than otherwise possible. Priority for vaccines will still go to which phase is currently open, however being on the list allows you the opportunity to potentially receive the vaccine if there is a surplus each day.
PLEASE BE AWARE: Some people have been turned away at the PetCo site if they are not healthcare workers, despite having an appointment. By using this link, you may be waitlisted and then asked to come for the vaccination on short notice. There are very limited times and locations, so you may need to check back each day for availability. There is a chance that if one is to walk into a vaccination center they could be turned away.

If you get your vaccination from one of these stations, please send a copy of your vaccination record to us through the mail or MyChart. It is very important to record your vaccination in MyChart to help us keep your records up-to-date and ensure you get your second dose at the correct time.

OPTION 3: Get vaccinated at your local Vons and Albertsons pharmacy:
Vons and Albertsons pharmacies have begun vaccination clinics. Use the link below to register. They will call you when they can make an appointment for you. See below for locations.
Link to register >> Local pharmacy at Vons or Albertsons

These are the Vons/Albertsons locations where vaccinations are available. Only certain locations are participating. You can call your local location to confirm.
Link >>Vons/Albertsons participating vaccine locations

If you get your vaccination from one of these locations, please send a copy of your vaccination record to us through the mail or MyChart. It is very important to record your vaccination in MyChart to help us keep your records up-to-date and ensure you get your second dose at the correct time.

Again, it is going to take a bit of flexibility from everyone to accomplish the largest vaccination effort our country has ever seen. As such, things may be confusing and change quickly. So please stay in communication with us, share this information to help others get vaccinated, and stay safe. We are here for you.

~The Physicians and Staff at San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Health Center