San Diego, CA–More than 2 million San Diegans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, placing the county closer to achieving its vaccination goal.
The county reached the milestone over the weekend and by Aug. 3, a total of 2,015,700, or 71.9%, of residents 12 and older had received two, County public health officer.
“The more people who get vaccinated the closer we will be to achieving our vaccination goal,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., County public health officer.
The county had set a goal of vaccinating 75% of the 2.8 million residents who are eligible to get the vaccine, which comes out to 2,101,936 people. About 86,000 more San Diegans are needed to reach that target, which is five percentage points higher than the state and national goal.
There are more than 284,000 San Diegans who are partially vaccinated, according to County public health officials.
“We’re confident we’ll achieve that goal,” Wooten said. “However, we must keep going if we want to prevent the spread of COVID-19, move the economy forward and get back to our pre-pandemic way of life.”
Public health officials said there are plenty of COVID-19 vaccines at doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, community clinics, and county sites for people with no medical provider.
Given the increasing demand for COVID-19 testing, the county is opening six additional sites throughout the region this week.
The new sites are located at Cal State San Marcos, four at county clinics, and one at San Diego State University which is scheduled to open later this week.
Some of the new or existing sites require appointments. For a list of locations and more information, visit www.coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine.