By José A. Álvarez, County of San Diego Communications Office
August 19, 2021 (San Diego) - San Diegans with moderately to severely compromised immune systems can get a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine to fight waning immunity.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the recommendation late last week because these people are more susceptible to severe disease from the virus. When making the recommendation, the CDC provided a very specific list of conditions for people who should receive the additional dose.
- Doses administered: More than 4.45 million.
- Received at least one shot: About 2.36 million or 84.2% of San Diegans 12 and older are partially vaccinated.
- Fully vaccinated: Over 2.06 million or 73.6%.
- The goal: vaccinate 75% of San Diego County residents 12 and older or 2,101,936 people, with at least one dose.
- To date, 112.2% of the goal population has received at least one vaccine and 98.1% are fully vaccinated.
- More vaccination information can be found coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine.
- 16 new deaths were reported since the last report on Aug. 11. The region’s total is 3,834.
- 11 men and five women died between July 29 and Aug. 15, 2021.
- Two were 80 years of age or older, five were in their 70s, four were in their 60s, two were in their 50s, two were in their 40s and one was in their 30s.
- 13 had underlying medical conditions and three had medical history pending.
- 1,117 COVID-19 cases were reported to the County on Aug. 17. The region’s total is now 318,152.
- San Diego County’s case rate per 100,000 residents is 28.7 overall, 6.0 for fully vaccinated people and 55.7 for not fully vaccinated San Diegans.
- 16,329 tests were reported to the County on Aug. 17, and the percentage of new positive cases was 6.8%.
- The 14-day rolling percentage of positive cases among tests is 7.5%.
- 43 new community outbreaks were confirmed in the past seven days (Aug. 11 through Aug. 17): 12 in business settings, eight in TK-12 grade school settings, six in restaurant/bar settings, four in health care settings, three in daycare/preschool/childcare settings, three in retail settings, two in hotel/resort/spa settings, one in a faith-based setting, one in a government setting, one in a restaurant setting, one in a fitness/gym setting and one in a community-based setting.
- The community outbreaks trigger is more than seven in a 7-day period.