COVID-19 Vaccinations by Age and Race/Ethnicity
Vaccination data used in these dashboards are from the California Immunization Registry (CAIR2). There may be frequent fluctuations and delays with daily refreshes as the state continues to make improvements to their data systems. Additionally, when CAIR2 is down these data may not be updated every day.
San Francisco is following the State's plan to prioritize vulnerable groups, beginning with seniors, healthcare workers, and people in long-term care facilities. As California expands eligibility, the City is partnering with healthcare providers to operate vaccine sites for the general public. Supply remains limited, and you may not be able to book an appointment, even if you are eligible.
SFDPH is committed to using its limited supply of vaccines to support our most vulnerable communities. That includes expanding access in neighborhoods that are most impacted by COVID-19 and historically underserved by healthcare systems. Learn more about the City's strategy for administering vaccine equitably here.
We acknowledge the trauma that communities of color bear today due to systemic racism and their history of mistreatment by medical systems. It is our commitment to recognize and be accountable to that history while ensuring these communities can access testing, vaccines, and resources to recover.
Learn more about how COVID-19 disproportionately impacts communities of color by visiting our Cases and Deaths by Race/Ethnicity page.
Note: SFDPH cannot yet show the gender identities and sexual orientations of San Franciscans who have received the vaccine because the State does not provide this information. We will offer this information as it becomes available to SFDPH.
As a healthcare provider, the City is responsible for protecting the privacy of its patients. When we provide more detail about smaller sets of patients, the risks of being able to reidentify those patients increase. The City’s privacy policies protect patients by limiting the amount of information shared about them in any single view, even as an anonymous group.
San Franciscans Vaccinated by Race/Ethnicity
As California expands vaccine eligibility, the City is partnering with healthcare providers to operate vaccine sites for the general public. We are working with community leaders to remove barriers to accessing vaccines, and ensure that our strategies are sensitive to the traumas and history of mistreatment by medical systems. Learn more about the City's strategy for administering vaccine equitably here.
The chart below shows the percent of San Francisco residents who have received at least one dose of vaccine, summarized by each race/ethnicity. This includes vaccines administered by all providers.
This next chart compares the proportion of each race/ethnicity among San Francisco residents to the proportion of vaccines administered to residents.
How do I read this chart?
- The grey bars show each category as a proportion of San Francisco’s population.
- The blue bars show each category as a proportion of the total vaccines administered to San Franciscans.
- A blue bar that is longer than the grey bar means that category is "over-represented" in vaccine administration as compared to the population. For example: SFDPH has prioritized vaccinating San Franciscans 65 years and older. The blue bar might show that this group represents a larger proportion of the vaccines administered than their proportion of the population in San Francisco.
San Franciscans Vaccinated by Age
Following California state guidelines, San Francisco prioritized vaccinating older adults, healthcare workers, and individuals at increased risk of severe disease. Older age groups represented a larger share of all vaccinations early in the campaign, particularly residents over 65 years old.
The following chart compares the proportion of each age group among San Francisco residents to the proportion of vaccines administered to residents.
April 2021 Website & Data Changes:
- The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) re-organized the vaccination data page, splitting the current page into multiple pages. The re-design increases accessibility.
- Census data will use updated 2019 5-year estimates from the American Community Survey. As a result, population totals, race/ethnicity totals, and age totals may all change.
- The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) will be using improved methodology for estimating vaccinations by race/ethnicity. As a result, some numbers may change from the previous page and these totals may differ from what the State reports.
- The State will be implementing an improved version of the California Immunization Registry (CAIR2). As a result, total patients and total doses administered may change. These changes may fluctuate throughout April 2021 as the State continues to improve the dataset.