County Preparing to Vaccinate 12- to 15-Year-Olds

a young woman gets a vaccination

The County of San Diego is preparing to offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations to youth ages 12-15 as soon as it is authorized by the California Department of Public Health.

That guidance is expected soon, and delivery of the vaccine could begin as early as Thursday, May 13. State figures show San Diego County has 175,864 people ages 12-15.

“We’re looking forward to joining with schools, pediatricians and all of our medical partners in the region to vaccinate this new cohort of eligible people,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “The reports from the Food and Drug Administration show the vaccine is extremely effective for young people of these ages, and adding them to our vaccinated roles will better improve public health and protect the vulnerable and those not eligible to be vaccinated.”

Vaccination Progress:

  • Doses delivered: More than 3.68 million.
  • Doses administered: More than 3.2 million.
  • Received at least one shot: Over 1.74 million or 64.7% of San Diegans 16 and older.
  • Fully vaccinated: About 1.27 million or 47.3%.
  • The goal: fully vaccinate 75% of San Diego County residents 16 and older or 2,017,011 people.
  • To date, 86.3% of the goal population has received at least one vaccine and 63.0% are fully vaccinated. These percentages will be updated as new populations become eligible.
  • More vaccination information can be found

State Metrics:

  • San Diego County’s state-calculated, adjusted case rate is currently 3.7 cases per 100,000 residents.
  • The testing positivity percentage is 1.7%.
  • The health equity metric is 2.0%.
  • CDPH assesses counties on a weekly basis. The next report is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18.

Community Setting Outbreaks:

  • Two new community outbreaks were confirmed May 10, one in a business setting and one in a TK-12 school setting.
  • In the past seven days (May 4 through May 10), 16 community outbreaks were confirmed.
  • The community outbreaks trigger is seven or more in seven days.


  • 10,120 tests were reported to the County on May 10, and the percentage of new positive cases was 1%.
  • The 14-day rolling average percentage of positive cases is 1.5%. Target is less than 8.0%.
  • The 7-day, daily average of tests is 11,948.

Cases, Hospitalizations and ICU Admissions:

  • 125 COVID-19 cases were reported to the County on May 10. The region’s total is now 278,307.
  • 15,331 or 5.5% of all cases have required hospitalization.
  • 1,692 or 0.6% of all cases and 11% of hospitalized cases had to be admitted to an intensive care unit.


  • No new COVID-19 deaths were reported May 10. The region’s total is 3,725.

More Information:

The more detailed data summaries found on the County’s website are updated around 5 p.m. daily.