COVID-19 vaccine boosters

Learn about San Francisco residents who have received a vaccine booster.

The data on this page do not include the COVID-19 bivalent vaccine booster. Data on bivalent vaccine boosters are available on the COVID-19 bivalent vaccine boosters page.

There may be fluctuations and delays as the state improves their database. Check the update date on each dashboard.

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Data show that COVID-19 vaccines continue to protect against severe illness. Still, over time the level of antibodies produced by the vaccine decrease. As a result, vulnerable groups may be at risk of severe illness or hospitalization even if they have completed their primary vaccine series.

COVID-19 vaccine boosters can improve the protection people have from COVID-19 that might have decreased over time since receiving the initial vaccine doses. People are best protected from severe COVID-19 illness when they stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines.

A vaccine booster will help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect against severe illness and hospitalization. Everyone is encouraged to get a booster dose when they are eligible for one. Learn about who is recommended to get a booster of the COVID-19 vaccine at this link.

Residents with at least one vaccine booster

The chart below shows San Francisco residents who have received at least one booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. It includes all residents who received a booster from any provider, even if they got a booster somewhere else in California.

People who do not live in San Francisco are not included, even if they got a booster in San Francisco.

Data notes and sources

Data notes and sources

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Data comes from the California Immunization Registry (CAIR2). CAIR2 is run by the California Department of Public Health.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) identifies booster recipients in CAIR2 as follows:

  • Residents who meet current age-group recommendations; and
  • Residents who have received an additional dose after completing their primary vaccine series.

“Total booster recipients with at least one dose” shows the total number of unique San Francisco residents who have received at least one booster dose of the vaccine.

“Daily new booster recipients with at least one dose” shows the 7-day rolling average number of residents getting a first booster dose of the vaccine. The 7-day rolling average is the average number of residents that got a booster dose on a particular day and the previous 6 days. This rolling average helps smooth out day-to-day fluctuations.

Residents with a second vaccine booster

The chart below shows San Francisco residents who have received a second booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. It includes all residents who received a second booster from any provider, even if they got a booster somewhere else in California.

People who do not live in San Francisco are not included, even if they got a second booster in San Francisco.

Data notes and sources

Data notes and sources

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Data comes from the California Immunization Registry (CAIR2). CAIR2 is run by the California Department of Public Health.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) identifies second booster recipients in CAIR2 as follows:

  • Residents who meet current age-group recommendations; and
  • Residents who have received an additional dose after receiving their first booster dose as defined above.

“Total second booster recipients” shows the total number of unique San Francisco residents who have received a second booster dose of the vaccine.

“Daily new second booster recipients” shows the 7-day rolling average number of residents getting a second booster dose of the vaccine. The 7-day rolling average is the average number of residents that got a second booster dose on a particular day and the previous 6 days. This rolling average helps smooth out day-to-day fluctuations.

Residents with a vaccine booster administered by SFDPH

The chart below shows San Francisco residents who have received at least one booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH).

People who do not live in San Francisco are not included, even if they got a booster in San Francisco from SFDPH.

Data notes and sources

Data notes and sources

View source data

Data comes from the California Immunization Registry (CAIR2). CAIR2 is run by the California Department of Public Health.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) identifies booster recipients in CAIR2 as follows:

  • Residents who meet current age-group recommendations; and
  • Residents who have received an additional dose after completing their primary vaccine series.

“Total booster recipients” shows the total unique San Francisco Residents who have received a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine administered by SFDPH.

“Daily new booster recipients” shows the 7-day rolling average of residents getting a booster dose of the vaccine administered by SFDPH. The 7-day rolling average is the average of the residents on a particular day and the previous 6 days. This rolling average helps smooth out day-to-day fluctuations.

Residents with a vaccine booster by race or ethnicity

The chart below shows the estimated percent of residents by race and ethnicity who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine booster out of all residents.

Data notes and sources

Data notes and sources

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Data comes from the California Immunization Registry (CAIR2). CAIR2 is run by the California Department of Public Health.

San Francisco residents who have received a booster dose from a California provider reporting to CAIR2 are included in these data. All booster recipients living in San Francisco are included in these data. This includes residents who got their booster outside of San Francisco but in California. Boosters administered in San Francisco to non-city residents are not included.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) identifies booster recipients in CAIR2 as follows:

  • Residents who meet current age-group recommendations; and
  • Residents who have received an additional dose after completing their primary vaccine series.

Population information is from the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. The U.S. Census Bureau provides these data. 

We use these data to estimate the percent of each SF group that has received a COVID-19 vaccine booster.

Disclaimers

The ACS estimates the number of residents in each race and ethnicity group based on survey of residents. Estimates may not be precise, especially for groups with smaller populations. For example, the ACS reports that about 2,900 residents identify as Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. This value is the best estimate in a range. The true number is likely between 2,600 and 3,300 residents.

This range affects the vaccination rate. If the true population is larger than the estimate we use, then the true vaccination rate will be lower than what we report here.

Healthcare providers might report race and ethnicity differently than how they are defined by the ACS. Also, individuals might identify their race or ethnicity differently in their census response form how they report their race or ethnicity to their healthcare provider. The largest differences are likely in the definition of categories of "multi-racial" and "other." For that reason, these groups are not reported in this chart, but the data are still available in:

  • the table beneath the chart
  • San Francisco's open data portal 

Please interpret these data with caution.

Residents with a vaccine booster by age

The chart below shows the estimated percent of residents by age who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine booster out of all residents.

 

Data notes and sources

Data notes and sources

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Data comes from the California Immunization Registry (CAIR2). CAIR2 is run by the California Department of Public Health.

San Francisco residents who have received a booster dose from a California provider reporting to CAIR2 are included in these data. All booster recipients living in San Francisco are included in these data. This includes residents who got their booster outside of San Francisco but in California. Boosters administered in San Francisco to non-city residents are not included.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) identifies booster recipients in CAIR2 as follows:

  • Residents who meet current age-group recommendations; and
  • Residents who have received an additional dose after completing their primary vaccine series.

To calculate the percent of residents with a booster dose by age, we divide the number of residents who have received a booster dose by the estimated number of residents in that age group.

Population information is from the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. The U.S. Census bureau provides these data. Population estimates for custom age groups that we are reporting out are from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS). Data from this tool may differ from total population estimates used in other tables. You can learn more about how the IPUMS estimates are created here. 

Disclaimer

The ACS estimates the number of residents in each age group based on survey of residents. Estimates may not be precise, especially for groups with smaller populations.

This range affects the vaccination rate. IF the true population is larger than the estimate we use, then the true vaccination rate will be lower than what we report here. This is likely true for groups than show a larger umber of vaccine recipients than estimated residents. As a result, the percent of residents who received a booster is only an estimate and percentages will not be reported above 90%

Residents with a vaccine booster by neighborhood

The chart below shows the estimated percent of residents by neighborhood who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine booster out of all residents in that neighborhood. 

This map includes all booster doses administered by any provider to any San Francisco resident.

Neighborhoods with a higher proportion of residents with a booster dose are darker blue.

Neighborhoods with a lower proportion of residents with a booster dose are lighter blue, green, or light yellow.

Data notes and sources

Data notes and sources

View source data

Data comes from the California Immunization Registry (CAIR2). CAIR2 is run by the California Department of Public Health.

San Francisco residents who have received a booster dose from a California provider reporting to CAIR2 are included in these data. All booster recipients living in San Francisco are included in these data. This includes residents who got their booster outside of San Francisco but in California. Boosters administered in San Francisco to non-city residents are not included.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) identifies booster recipients in CAIR2 as follows:

  • Residents who meet current age-group recommendations; and
  • Residents who have received an additional dose after completing their primary vaccine series.

Population information is from the 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. The U.S. Census Bureau provides these data. 

Neighborhood results in the map do not include people that did not report a valid street address. Therefore, the total number of residents with a booster dose represented in this map may be less than the total number of residents with a booster. The total number of residents with a booster includes residents who identified San Francisco as their home county, even if they did not have a valid street address.