COVID-19 vaccines, boosters strongly recommended for older San Diegan | News

Vaccinations and boosters against COVID-19 help prevent serious illness and hospitalization, especially in the elderly over the age of 50.

However, thousands of older San Diegan have not yet received all recommended doses and boosters.

The County Health and Human Services Agency conducted an analysis of local data on COVID-19 vaccination and found that as of June 20, 2022:

  • 89,647 San Diegans aged 50 or older or 8.42% of the estimated population in this age group were not fully vaccinated.
  • 352,732 residents aged 50 and over (33.1%) were fully vaccinated but did not receive the first booster dose, although 295,990 (83.9%) are eligible.
  • Of the 711,749 San Diegan ages 50 and older who received a first booster dose, 71.3% (507,398) were missing a second booster.
  • Of the 507,398 people missing a second booster, 91.9% (466,232) are entitled to receive one, which can be administered at least four months after the first.

“As immunity from the COVID-19 vaccine wanes over time, the boosters help give you additional protection against the virus and its strains, both in terms of reducing infections and severe outcomes,” said Wilma J. Wooten, MD , MPH, County public health officer. “People over the age of 50 are more susceptible to serious illness and complications from COVID-19. If you are eligible, you should receive recommended boosters as soon as possible to protect yourself and those around you.

Additionally, of all San Diegan who are fully vaccinated and eligible for their first booster, 42.7% have not received one. Currently, there are 2,384,778 people, ages 5 and up, who are eligible for their first recall.

All babies 6 months and older can receive COVID-19 vaccines for free. Boosters are also available for people aged 5 and over. Parental consent is required for all eligible minors to be vaccinated.

Vaccination progress:

  • It has received at least one stroke: Nearly 2.98 million or 94.6 percent of San Diegans aged 5 years or older are at least partially vaccinated.
  • Fully vaccinated: over 2.63 million or 83.7%.
  • Boosters administered: 1,366,219 or 57.3% of eligible 2,384,778 San Diegan.
  • More information on vaccination can be found at coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine.

Deceased:

  • A further 14 deaths have been reported since the last report on June 16. The region’s total is 5,332.
  • Of the additional 14 deaths, eight were men and six were women. They died between January 25 and June 21, 2022; three deaths have occurred in the past two weeks.
  • Nine of the people who died were 80 or older, three were 60, one was 50, and one was 20.
  • 12 of the people who died were fully vaccinated and two were not.
  • 13 had underlying medical conditions and one did not.

Cases, Case Rates, Hospitalizations, and Tests:

  • 3,262 cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the County in the past two days (June 21 and June 22, 2022). The region’s total is now 822,808.
  • 9,673 cases were reported in the last week (June 16 to June 22) compared to 9,672 infections identified the previous week (June 9 to June 15).
  • The San Diego County case rate per 100,000 residents 12 years of age and older is 43.99 for fully vaccinated and augmented people, 26.46 for fully vaccinated people, and 76.42 for not fully vaccinated San Diegan people. vaccinated.
  • 9,120 tests were reported to the county on June 18, and the rate of new positive cases was 13.2% (data as of June 18).
  • The 14-day rolling rate of positive cases, across tests reported through June 18, is 11.2%.

More information:

Data updates to Coronavirus-sd.com county website will be published on Mondays and Thursdays around 5pm, excluding public holidays.

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