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COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters: Where You Can Get Them

A woman holding a Covid-19 vaccine

All available vaccines against COVID-19 now offer boosters for everyone 18 years and older.

To date, 528,256 San Diegans have gotten a COVID-19 booster shot.

So where can you get yours?

You have several options to find a COVID-19 vaccination or booster shot at a site near you. They are available through:

My Turn and  vaccines.gov include pharmacies.

People who were vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series.

San Diegans who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for the booster two months after the one dose.

County vaccination sites have the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Supply may vary at other sites.

You should make an appointment before visiting a vaccination site to avoid having to wait. Walk-ins are being accommodated daily until capacity is reached.

“The COVID-19 vaccine is available to everyone age 5 and older. Also, people who qualify should get a vaccination booster now,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “The booster shot will help you from getting sick and making others ill, especially during the holidays when people tend to gather indoors.”

Vaccine supplies remain plentiful, for those seeking initial doses and boosters for people who are eligible. More COVID-19 vaccine information is available at coronavirus-sd.com.

Vaccination Progress:

  • Doses administered: Over 5.75 million.
  • Received at least one shot: Over 2.69 million or 85.5% of San Diegans age 5 and older are at least partially vaccinated.
  • Fully vaccinated: Nearly 2.39 million or 75.9 %.
  • Boosters administered: 528,256.
  • More vaccination information can be found at coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine.

Deaths:

  • 23 new deaths were reported since the last report on Dec. 1, 2021. The region’s total is 4,369.
  • 12 women and 11 men died between Aug. 12 and Dec. 5, 2021.
  • Seven were age 80 or older, seven were in their 70s, three were in their 60s, three were in their 50s and three were in their 30s.
  • Eight of the people who died were fully vaccinated and 15 were not fully vaccinated.
  • 21 had underlying medical conditions and two did not.

Cases, Hospitalizations, Case Rates and Testing:

  • 562 COVID-19 cases were reported to the County on Dec. 7, 2021. The region’s total is now 390,947.
  • 5,418 cases identified the previous week (Dec. 1 through Dec. 7) compared to 2,955 cases were reported in the past week (Nov. 24 through Nov. 30).
  • During the 30-day period between Oct. 26 to Nov. 24, there were 398 COVID-19 hospitalizations; 290 people were not fully vaccinated and 108 were fully vaccinated.
  • San Diego County’s case rate per 100,000 residents is 14.2 overall, 8.3 for fully vaccinated people and 24.8 for not fully vaccinated San Diegans.
  • 18,673 tests were reported to the County on Dec. 7, and the percentage of new positive cases was 3.0%.
  • The 14-day rolling percentage of positive cases among tests is 3.5%.

Community Setting Outbreaks:

  • 16 new community outbreaks were confirmed in the past seven days (Dec. 1 through Dec. 7): five in TK-12 grade school settings, three in business settings, two in government settings, two in restaurant/bar settings, one in a distribution warehouse setting, one in a hotel/resort/spa setting, one in a daycare/preschool/childcare setting and one in a construction setting.
  • The community outbreaks trigger is more than seven in a 7-day period.

More Information:

Data updates to the County’s coronavirus-sd.com website are published Monday through Friday around 5 p.m., with the exception of holidays.

 

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