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?



Having trouble loading the tracker above? Click here to open it in a new window.

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.

MORE: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under stay-at-home order, reopening tiers

The state hasn't yet started to report how many people have received the first and second dose. If and when they do, we'll update our data to reflect the percentage of Californians that have been vaccinated.

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



Having trouble loading the tracker above? Click here to open it in a new window.

As the largest state in the country, California received the largest share of coronavirus vaccines. However, as of Jan. 11, 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. (Check the embed above for the latest figures.)

How well is your county doing?



Having trouble loading the tracker above? Click here to open it in a new window.

Use the map above to compare how your county is doing when it comes to the vaccine rollout. The darker the shade on the map, the more doses have been administered per capita. You can click on your county to see the total number of doses administered and the per capita numbers.

What are the phases of the California vaccine rollout?



Having trouble loading the tracker above? Click here to open it in a new window.

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

The Department of Public Health announced on Feb. 12 that the next phase of vaccine distribution would include people ages 16 to 64 with disabilities and/or underlying health conditions, including:

  • 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


After that, the state is simplifying it to move to an age-based priority system. The details are yet to be announced.

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.

national geographic covid newsletter sign up

Copyright © 2021 KABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.