San Francisco Mayor London Breed delivered big news Sunday with the announcement that 80 percent of The City’s residents aged 12 and older have been fully vaccinated.
In a Twitter post, the mayor said:
“This is a major milestone but we still have work to do to make sure that all of us are protected. Now is the time to take your shot if you haven’t already.”
San Francisco is now the fourth Bay Area county to cross the 80 percent mark.
The push to get shots in arms has helped The City mitigate severity of the delta variant surge, taking the seven-day rolling average of new cases per day down to 168 on Aug. 20 from 303 on Aug. 2, according to the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
However, hospitalizations among the predominately unvaccinated remain relatively high. As of Saturday, a total of 112 Covid-19 patients were hospitalized citywide, with 39 in intensive care units.
According to the California Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The City’s fully vaccinated rate surpasses the nation and state by about 19 and 14 percent, respectively.
Some California counties are drastically falling behind in the effort to inoculate residents, as in Lassen County where less than 32 percent of the eligible population has been fully vaccinated. Solano County is the area of concern locally, with just 61 percent of eligible residents having completed the vaccine series.
People who live and work in San Francisco can find vaccine access information here.
The table below shows how the nine Bay Area counties compare in Covid-19 full vaccination rates among eligible residents and hospitalizations:
|County||Fully vaccinated ≥ 12||Hospitalized||ICU|