An employee at the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital gets her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Courtesy County News Center

A total of 2,242,203 San Diegans, 80% of those eligible, are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday, placing San Diego among the most vaccinated counties in the state and the nation.

“San Diegans have done a great job getting vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Dr. Seema Shah, medical director for HHSA’s Epidemiology and Immunization Services branch. “However, we should not get complacent. The COVID-19 pandemic is not over and those who are immunocompromised, ineligible or otherwise vulnerable need our collective protection.”

“Eligible residents should continue getting vaccinated and get their booster shot when it’s their turn,” Shah said.

More than 2.5 million people, or 89.2% of San Diegans 12 and older, are partially vaccinated.

More than 400 locations countywide offer no-cost COVID-19 vaccinations. They include doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, community clinics and county public health centers.

“Local health care providers and many other county partners have made a tremendous effort to encourage San Diegans to get vaccinated and to make the vaccine available to anyone who wants it,” Shah said.

Vaccine supplies remain plentiful, county officials said, both for those seeking initial doses and boosters for those who received the Pfizer vaccine and meet the criteria. A complete list of locations and booster eligibility details are at

City News Service contributed to this article.

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