California COVID-19 vaccine tracker: How the state is doing, when you can get a coronavirus vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine, its widespread distribution and eventual herd immunity are the keys to recovering from the coronavirus pandemic and getting back to normal. At least that's the light on the horizon California public health experts have been pointing to.

So how is California doing when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout?

The interactive tracker below lets you track California's progress, see how many doses have been administered, compare the state to others around the country and check your place in line.

How many people in California have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine?

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The chart above shows the number of vaccine doses that have been shipped to California and the percentage of those doses that have been administered.

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Our data also shows how many Californians over 16 have received at least one dose and how many are fully vaccinated (two doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson).

How does California compare to the rest of the United States?

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As the largest state in the country, California received the largest share of coronavirus vaccines. However, in the beginning it was one of the slowest states when it came to distribution. Only about a quarter of the doses California received were given out by Jan. 11 and only about 3% of the population over 16 had received their first dose. The pace has picked up since then. (Check the embed above for the latest figures.)

How well is your county doing?

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Use the graph above to compare how your county is doing when it comes to the vaccine rollout. Select your county from the first drop down menu, then select the metric you want to view: percent of people fully vaccinated, percent of people who have received at least one shot, daily doses administered, or total doses administered.

What are the phases of the California vaccine rollout?

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First, California entered Phase 1A of vaccine distribution, which covers:

  • Health care workers
  • Workers and residents at skilled nursing facilities and other long-term homes

Then it moved into Phase 1B, which includes:

  • People 65 and older
  • Workers in education, like teachers, and childcare
  • Emergency services workers
  • Food and agriculture workers, like farm workers and grocery workers

As of March 15, the following groups are also eligible:

  • Employees and residents of congregate care facilities like jails, prisons, homeless shelters and behavioral health facilities
  • Transportation and logistics workers, including public transit and commercial airline employees
  • People ages 16-64 with disabilities and/or underlying health conditions

Examples of some qualifying underlying health conditions include:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above
  • Chronic pulmonary disease
  • Down syndrome
  • Immunocompromised state from organ transplant
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Heart conditions (heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies; excludes hypertension)
  • Severe obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Other developmental or high-risk disabilities that put an individual at especially high risk

Starting April 1, the vaccine became available to all Californians 50 and older.

Starting April 15, the vaccine became open to all adults 16 and older.

California's vaccine plan and progress are constantly evolving. We'll continue to update this page as Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Department of Public Health announce changes. Check back for updates.

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