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California reaches 70% partially vaccinated as San Diego booster effort continues

California has reached a considerable vaccine milestone, with 70% of the state’s population now inoculated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

While the number itself is a hopeful sign for an increasing rate of vaccination across the state, millions remain partially vaccinated or not vaccinated at all.

With indoor holiday get-togethers approaching and not enough people fully vaccinated, health experts warn that we could be in for another surge of cases.


In San Diego County, the distribution of booster doses and vaccinations for children aged 5-11 is going at a steady pace, but slower than the initial two-dose vaccination effort.

KPBS health reporter Matt Hoffman joined Midday Edition on Tuesday with more on the state milestone and San Diego's ongoing efforts.