Tracking coronavirus vaccinations in California

Tracking coronavirus vaccinations in California

8,243,711
doses administered
14.9%
of Californians
have received a dose

Experts say about 85% of Americans will need to be vaccinated to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control. This page tracks California’s progress toward that goal using data from state and federal authorities. Only limited information is available thus far.

The latest totals

Two COVID-19 vaccines have received emergency use authorization so far, and both require two doses given a few weeks apart to provide full inoculation. California is home to nearly 40 million people.

To date, 8,243,711 shots of have been given out. About 75.8% of the 10.9 million doses that have been delivered to local public health departments and medical providers.

Over the last seven days, an average of 152,792 doses per day have been administered.

Vaccine doses administered by day
California Department of Public Health

Federal data offer more detail than the state.

Of the roughly 40 million people who live in California, 5,871,818 have received at least one dose, or 14.9% of the total. Of those, 2,384,283, or 6%, have received the recommended second dose.

Federal and state totals vary slightly due to different reporting times.

Percentage of Californians who have received one or two doses
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tracking the coronavirus outbreak

Follow the latest data on the spread of COVID-19 in California with our coronavirus tracker.

Who can get vaccinated?

Healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities were the first ones to receive priority access to the vaccines. On Jan. 13, Gov. Gavin Newsom opened up access to people 65 and older as well. The next phase will begin on March 15 and will be open to individuals 16 to 64 with severe underlying medical conditions.

Phase 1A

Healthcare workers and long-term care residents

Members of this group remain a first priority for vaccination.

Phase 1B

Seniors and workers in certain sectors*

People 65 and older as well as those who work in education, childcare, emergency services and food and agriculture.

Phase 1C

Those with disabilities or at high risk

Starting March 15, people ages 16 to 64 with severe underlying medical conditions will be eligible. Age-based groups will follow.

County rollout may differ from state guidelines, please check with your county public health department for more details.

The exact timing of when the vaccine will be made available to more people depends on each county’s rollout plan and its supply of doses.

There are now roughly 13 million Californians eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. On March 15, an additional 4 million to 6 million residents with severe underlying medical conditions will qualify. Because no vaccine has been approved for people younger than 16, roughly 8 million people, or 20% of the state’s population, are not eligible.

Sign up for vaccine eligibility notifications

More information about who falls within the sectors mentioned in Phase 1B is available here. The state has set up an online tool to notify Californians when they are eligible to get vaccinated.

Vaccinations by county

The state health department publishes a breakdown of the number of doses administered by the recipient’s county of residence.

The sum of doses administered by county is typically less than the statewide total. Officials say this is because the grand total includes residents of other states who have been given doses while working or quarantining in California. California Department of Public Health

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How California’s rollout compares

Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show how the vaccine rollout is progressing. The numbers vary slightly from those reported by the state of California.

In California, 14.9% of the population has received at least one dose, which ranks 28th out of 59 states and territories. Nationwide, 70,454,064 doses have been administered, with 14.2% of Americans receiving a first dose.

Vaccine distribution by state
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Data are updated on weekdays, excluding federal holidays. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention