80% Of Eligible San Diegans Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

A woman holding a Covid-19 vaccine

A total of 2,242,203 San Diegans, 80% of those eligible, are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today.

The milestone places San Diego among the most vaccinated counties in the state and the nation.

“San Diegans have done a great job getting vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Seema Shah, M.D., medical director for HHSA’s Epidemiology and Immunization Services branch. “However, we should not get complacent. The COVID-19 pandemic is not over and those who are immunocompromised, ineligible or otherwise vulnerable need our collective protection. Eligible residents should continue getting vaccinated and get their booster shot when it’s their turn.”

More than 400 locations countywide offer no-cost COVID-19 vaccinations. They include doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies (Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS, etc.), community clinics and County public health centers.

“Local health care providers and many other County partners have made a tremendous effort to encourage San Diegans to get vaccinated and to make the vaccine available to anyone who wants it,” Shah said.

Vaccine supplies remain plentiful, both for those seeking initial doses and boosters for those who received the Pfizer vaccine and meet the criteria. A complete list of locations and booster eligibility details are at

Vaccination Progress:

  • Doses administered: Over 4.87 million.
  • Received at least one shot: More than 2.5 million or 89.2% of San Diegans 12 and older are partially vaccinated.
  • Fully vaccinated: Over 2.24 million or 80%.
  • More vaccination information can be found at


  • 37 new deaths were reported since the last report on Oct. 6, 2021. The region’s total is 4,141.
  • 27 men and 10 women between Aug. 22 and Oct. 10, 2021.
  • Seven were 80 years of age or older, nine were in their 70s, eight were in their 60s, six were in their 50s, five were in their 40s and two were in their 30s.
  • Six of the people who died were fully vaccinated and 31 were not fully vaccinated.
  • 35 had underlying medical conditions, one did not, and one had medical history pending.

Cases, Hospitalizations, Case Rates and Testing:

  • 333 COVID-19 cases were reported to the County on Oct. 12. The region’s total is now 362,618.
  • 3,241 cases were reported in the past week (Oct. 6 through Oct. 12) compared to 3,631 cases the previous week (Sept. 29 through Oct. 5).
  • In the past 30 days (Sept. 13 to Oct. 12), there were 263 COVID-19 hospitalizations; 258 people were not fully vaccinated and five were fully vaccinated.
  • San Diego County’s case rate per 100,000 residents is 15.4 overall, 8.3 for fully vaccinated people and 25.8 for not fully vaccinated San Diegans.
  • 15,149 tests were reported to the County on Oct. 12, and the percentage of new positive cases was 2.2%.
  • The 14-day rolling percentage of positive cases among tests is 2.3%.

Community Setting Outbreaks:

  • 21 new community outbreaks were confirmed in the past seven days (Oct. 6 through Oct. 12): 11 in TK-12 grade school settings, four in daycare/preschool/childcare settings, two in business settings, two in restaurant/bar settings, one in a government setting and one in a hotel/resort/spa setting.
  • The community outbreaks trigger is more than seven in a 7-day period.

More Information:

Data updates to the County’s website are published around 5 p.m.

José A. Álvarez is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact