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County surpasses 1 million mark for people receiving at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot

04/04/21

 

The number of San Diego County residents who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine passed 1 million Sunday as dozens of clinics across the region continue to ramp up their vaccination efforts.

“This is a milestone that is cause for celebration,” county Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said Sunday. “San Diego has moved very rapidly.”

Noting that San Diego County is among the leading counties statewide in vaccine doses administered per person, Fletcher said surpassing 1 million people shows that local officials have successfully combated vaccine skepticism.

He also said it’s crucial that San Diego’s vaccination campaign has prioritized senior citizens and people with underlying health conditions, so those who have received vaccines are a strategically targeted group of 1 million people.The number of San Diego County residents who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine passed 1 million Sunday as dozens of clinics across the region continue to ramp up their vaccination efforts.

“This is a milestone that is cause for celebration,” county Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said Sunday. “San Diego has moved very rapidly.”

Noting that San Diego County is among the leading counties statewide in vaccine doses administered per person, Fletcher said surpassing 1 million people shows that local officials have successfully combated vaccine skepticism.

He also said it’s crucial that San Diego’s vaccination campaign has prioritized senior citizens and people with underlying health conditions, so those who have received vaccines are a strategically targeted group of 1 million people.

“As important as how many and how fast is who we have vaccinated,” said Fletcher, stressing that a key goal has been alleviating pressure on the health care system from COVID-19 cases. READ MORE