Vaccination
Numbers

COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to end the pandemic and reopen the economy.

2,091,665 (99.5%)
San Diego County Residents Vaccinated
Updated: 6/10/2021, Source: County of San Diego
1,715,603 (81.6%)
San Diego County Residents Fully Vaccinated
Updated: 6/10/2021, Source: County of San Diego

As more people get vaccinated—we will be able to resume many of the activities we missed in the last year.

You can get a vaccine at no cost to you:

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Fighting COVID

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

Wear a face covering anytime you are in a public setting

Get tested if you begin experiencing symptoms

Call ahead to your health provider if you are experiencing symptoms

Avoid large events and gatherings

Answer the call if a contact tracer from the CA COVID Team or local health department tries to contact you

If you do go out, practice social distancing

Myths & Realities

MYTH: COVID-19 vaccines give you COVID-19.

Reality: COVID-19 vaccines will not give you COVID-19. None of the COVID-19 vaccines in development in the United States use the live virus that causes COVID-19. The goal for these vaccines is to teach our immune systems how to
recognize and fight the COVID-19 virus.

Myth: COVID-19 vaccines will cause you to test positive on COVID-19 viral tests.

Reality: COVID-19 vaccines will not cause you to test positive on COVID-19 viral tests. COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. won’t cause you to test positive on current infection viral tests. If your body developed an immune response and tests positive on some antibody tests, a previous infection.

Myth: People who have gotten sick with COVID-19 will not benefit from getting vaccinated.

Reality: People who have gotten sick with COVID-19 may still benefit from getting vaccinated.People are advised to get a COVID-19 vaccine even if they have been sick with COVID-19 before. Reinfection is possible and getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to help combat the pandemic.

Myth: Getting vaccinated will not help prevent you from getting sick with COVID-19.

Reality: Getting vaccinated can help prevent getting sick with COVID-19. There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you. The COVID-19 vaccination helps protect you without having to experience sickness.

Myth: Receiving a mRNA vaccine will alter your DNA.

Reality: : Receiving a messenger RNA vaccine will not alter your DNA. Messenger RNA (mRNA) are instructions for how to make a protein or even just a piece of protein. mRNA cannot alter or change a person’s DNA from a COVID-19 vaccine because it never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA are kept.

ATTEND A VIRTUAL SESSION

FEELING 
SICK?

COVID-19 tests are used to evaluate your health for COVID-19 infection and help public health agencies control the virus’ spread. Testing also helps identify specific areas and groups with higher rates of infection. Understanding these patterns is important to protect the public’s health and continue safely reopening the County.

Most testing locations do not require an appointment. Click below to use the map to find information on a testing location near you or call 2-1-1 (toll free).

COVID-19 testing site map >

TAKE THESE STEPS IF YOU THINK YOU MAY BE SICK WITH COVID-19:

ISOLATE YOURSELF IF YOU CAN.

CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR.

San Diego

Total Cases

280,742

Median Age
35
(Range 0-108)

Total Deaths

3,764

Median Age 
77
(Range 10-106)

Total Outbreaks

2,125

Percentage in Congregate Settings
25%
Source: San Diego County COVID-19 Watch retrieved 6/8/2021

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