As of Saturday, 813,065 San Diegans have received a flu vaccination, or 24.3% of the more than 3.35 million who are eligible. Meanwhile, lab-confirmed flu cases rose to 2,361 through Saturday, and are up by nearly 600, from the previous week.
The region’s pandemic total rose to 935,554 with the new cases. Fourteen additional deaths bring the local COVID-19 death toll to 5,557.
In the last week, 38,753 COVID-19 vaccinations and 63,149 flu shots have been administered. As far as the latest type of COVID shot, the bivalent booster, as of Thursday, 15.1% of eligible San Diegans have received it.
It is recommended, county officials said, that residents be vaccinated against both viruses.
Wilma J. Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., San Diego County’s public health officer, said she wants to “encourage the community to help us improve on” the vaccination progress so far.