San Diego County expects to obtain new COVID-19 boosters that concentrate on a number of strains of the virus subsequent week, it was introduced Friday.
The bivalent boosters had been developed to generate an immune response from the unique COVID-19 virus and BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants. The Pfizer/BioNTech is for these age 12 and over, whereas the Moderna bivalent booster is for these age 18 and older.
“These new boosters are a welcome useful resource to our ongoing COVID-19 prevention efforts,” mentioned Dr. Wilma Wooten, county public well being officer. “The virus stays very prevalent in our neighborhood. With this bivalent vaccine, we have now an up to date booster that extra straight addresses the most typical circulating variant, and an opportunity to raised defend our neighborhood. I encourage everybody eligible to get boosted.”
Healthcare suppliers can present details about the provision of the brand new boosters, and availability at county vaccine occasions might be up to date on coronavirus-sd.com and appointments might be made by means of the state’s My Flip system.
Greater than 3.01 million — or 90.2% — of San Diegans age 6 months and older are no less than partially vaccinated. Greater than 2.66 million — or 79.8% — are totally vaccinated. A complete of 1,445,743 — or 59% — of two,450,225 eligible San Diegans have obtained a booster.
The variety of folks in San Diego County hospitalized with COVID-19 has decreased by 4 to 265, in response to the most recent state information.
The variety of these sufferers hospitalized who had been in intensive care declined by 5 to 23 and the variety of out there hospital beds decreased by 51 to 232.
The county Well being and Human Providers Company reported 753 new infections and 5 extra deaths linked to the virus in its most up-to-date information, rising the county’s cumulative counts to 912,653 circumstances and 5,464 deaths because the pandemic started. A complete of three,978 circumstances had been reported prior to now week in comparison with 4,744 infections recognized the earlier week.
San Diego County’s case charge per 100,000 residents 12 years of age and older is 25.46 for folks totally vaccinated and boosted, 17.2 for totally vaccinated folks and 50.51 for not totally vaccinated San Diegans.
The HHSA updates information on Monday and Thursday nights.
–Metropolis Information Service