The County of San Diego Well being and Human Providers Company is encouraging San Diegans to remain present on their COVID-19 vaccine doses forward of the upcoming winter months.
“COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are our greatest safety towards the virus and I encourage anybody who’s eligible for a booster to get one,” mentioned Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public well being officer. “Whereas COVID-19 numbers are at present trending down, the virus stays lively and infectious in our neighborhood and we anticipate extra instances within the coming months as folks transfer actions indoors.”
Up to now, near 1.45 million San Diegans have acquired an everyday booster since they turned accessible. The County has administered greater than 400 bivalent boosters since restricted provides began arriving earlier this month, whereas the entire from all suppliers has surpassed 34,000.
The brand new bivalent boosters have been developed to generate an immune response from the unique COVID-19 virus, in addition to the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants. The Omicron variants are nonetheless inflicting nearly all of new COVID-19 infections within the area.
The Pfizer/BioNTech bivalent booster is offered for people age 12 and older. Moderna bivalent boosters are licensed for these age 18 and older, however are at present not available within the area because the County is awaiting further vaccine allocations from the state.
The bivalent boosters haven’t but been licensed for youngsters below the age of 12. Youths in that age group can get boosted with the earlier model of the monovalent Pfizer vaccine.
San Diegans should be absolutely vaccinated with the first sequence of one of many authorized COVID-19 vaccines earlier than receiving a bivalent booster, that means they should have acquired the two-dose major sequence of Pfizer, Moderna, or the comparatively new Novavax. All of these vaccines stay broadly accessible. Additionally eligible for the bivalent booster are those that acquired no less than one shot of the Janssen vaccine, which is now not broadly accessible.
Anybody who desires to get a bivalent booster should wait no less than eight weeks after they acquired a earlier COVID-19 vaccine till they’re eligible. As well as, anybody who’s absolutely vaccinated and lately examined constructive for COVID-19, ought to wait three months after an infection to get a bivalent booster.
Knowledge Reporting Adjustments
As COVID-19 exercise continues to pattern down within the area, and to align with the state’s reporting frequency, the County will transition to reporting COVID-19 knowledge as soon as per week.
Beginning subsequent week, native COVID-19 knowledge might be up to date on the coronavirus-sd.com web page on Thursdays solely, as an alternative of twice per week on Mondays and Thursdays. The County’s common COVID-19 information launch will proceed to be distributed as soon as per week on Thursdays.
- Obtained no less than one shot: Greater than 3.02 million or 90.4% of San Diegans age six months and older are no less than partially vaccinated.
- Absolutely vaccinated: Greater than 2.67 million or 80.0%.
- Boosters administered: 1,447,477 or 59% of two,455,439 eligible San Diegans.
- Extra vaccination info could be discovered at coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine.
- 9 further deaths have been reported because the final report on Sept. 8, 2022. The area’s whole is 5,483.
- Of the 9 further deaths, 5 have been girls and 4 have been males. They died between Aug. 25, 2022 and Sept. 10, 2022; 5 deaths occurred up to now two weeks.
- 5 of the individuals who died have been 80 years or older, three have been of their 70s and one was of their 60s.
- 5 have been absolutely vaccinated and 4 weren’t.
- All had underlying medical circumstances.
Circumstances, Case Charges and Testing:
- 1,251 COVID-19 instances have been reported to the County up to now three days (Sept. 12 to Sept. 14, 2022). The area’s whole is now 918,279.
- 2,840 instances have been reported up to now week (Sept. 8 by means of Sept. 14) in comparison with 2,797 infections recognized the earlier week (Sept. 1 by means of Sept. 7).
- San Diego County’s case charge per 100,000 residents 12 years of age and older is 17.59 for folks absolutely vaccinated and boosted, 10.51 for absolutely vaccinated folks and 35.77 for not absolutely vaccinated San Diegans.
- 7,176 exams have been reported to the County on Sept. 10, and the share of latest constructive instances was 4.6% (Knowledge by means of Sept. 10).
- The 14-day rolling proportion of constructive instances, amongst exams reported by means of Sept. 10, is 5.7%.
Knowledge updates to the County’s coronavirus-sd.com web site might be printed Mondays and Thursdays round 5 p.m., except holidays.