COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to end the pandemic and reopen the economy.

2,814,323 (89.4%)
San Diego County Residents Partially Vaccinated
2,487,773 (79%)
San Diego County Residents Fully Vaccinated

As more people get vaccinated—we will be able to resume many of the activities we missed in the last year.

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Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

Wear a face covering anytime you are in a public setting, unless you are fully vaccinated

Get tested if you begin experiencing symptoms

Call ahead to your health provider if you are experiencing symptoms

Avoid large events and gatherings

Answer the call if a contact tracer from the CA COVID Team or local health department tries to contact you

If you do go out, practice social distancing

Myths & Realities

Myth: COVID-19 vaccine will cause you to be magnetic.

Reality: Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine will not make you magnetic, including at the site of vaccination which is usually your arm. COVID-19 vaccines do not contain ingredients that can produce an electromagnetic field at the site of your injection. All COVID-19 vaccines are free from metals.

Myth: COVID-19 vaccines shed or release their components in or outside of the body.

Reality: Vaccine shedding can only occur when a vaccine contains a weakened version of the virus. None of the vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. contain a live virus.

Myth: The COVID-19 vaccine will make it impossible for me to have a baby.

Reality: There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 vaccination causes any problems with pregnancy, including the development of the placenta. In addition, there is no evidence that female or male fertility problems are a side effect of any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines. If you are trying to become pregnant now or want to get pregnant in the future, you may get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Myth: Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine will alter your DNA.

Reality: COVID-19 vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way. Both mRNA and viral vector COVID-19 vaccines deliver instructions (genetic material) to our cells to start building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. However, the material never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA is kept.

Myth: COVID-19 vaccines will cause you to test positive on COVID-19 viral tests.

Reality: None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines cause you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection.​ If your body develops an immune response to vaccination, which is the goal, you may test positive on some antibody tests. Antibody tests indicate you had a previous infection and that you may have some level of protection against the virus.



COVID-19 tests are used to evaluate your health for COVID-19 infection and help public health agencies control the virus’ spread. Testing also helps identify specific areas and groups with higher rates of infection. Understanding these patterns is important to protect the public’s health and continue safely reopening the County.

Most testing locations do not require an appointment. Click below to use the map to find information on a testing location near you or call 2-1-1 (toll free).

COVID-19 testing site map >




October 27, 2021
Data through 10/23/2021

San Diego


Together Against COVID is an initiative led by the Multicultural Health Foundation (MHF) in partnership with the County of San Diego. MHF's mission is to bring health justice and wellness to the multicultural communities of San Diego County by focusing resources on the most vulnerable populations with community-based wellness strategies, social-clinical interventions, and research that will lead to the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities. For more information, please contact us at (619) 915-6734.