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July 8, 2021 (San Diego) - More than 140,000 San Diegans who have received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are overdue for their second dose, the Health and Human Services Agency reported Thursday.
The report comes as the highly infectious “delta” variant of coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the United States. This variant appears to cause a more severe case of the disease among younger people than other variants.
“A single dose of those vaccines is only 33% effective against the more contagious delta variant of COVID-19, which has become the most prevalent strain of the virus in the United States and is likely to become more prevalent locally,” said Denise Foster, the county’s chief nursing officer.
"San Diegans who are overdue for their second shot should take action as soon as possible to lower their risk of getting or spreading the virus,” she said.
Everyone 12 years and older is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine at no cost. Visit coronavirus-SD.com/vaccine for a full list of hours and locations of vaccine sites in the County.