More than 2 million San Diegans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, placing the County closer to achieving its vaccination goal. At the same time, healthcare providers and local health officials are working on plans to rapidly increase testing capacity in San Diego County due to the uptick in cases.
As of August 3, a total of 2,015,700, or 71.9%, of residents 12 and older had received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson shot. The county hopes to get 100,000 more residents vaccinated, which would reach the goal set to vaccinate 75% of San Diego County residents.
“We’re confident we’ll achieve that goal,” said Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer in a news release. “However, we must keep going if we want to prevent the spread of COVID-19, move the economy forward and get back to our pre-pandemic way of life.”
In addition to the county pushing for more residents to get fully vaccinated and the growing Delta variant infections, the county is seeking more COVID-19 testing. Due to the dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases, the county has reopened 6 testing sites., including SDSU and Cal State San Marcos.
On Sunday, 15,551 tests were reported in San Diego County and a total percentage of positive cases of 8.5% over the past week.