"We are making progress!"


Last updated 3/3/2021 at 10:36am

San Diego County has administered over 500,000 vaccines and that number continues to climb. While we are limited on supply, San Diego County has the infrastructure ready for when we receive more vaccines. I know it may seem slow, but San Diego County is well ahead of many others in the State, and we are ready for the next doses to arrive!

Also, Operation Collaboration (a collection of fire agencies) have been going out to the unincorporated areas and administering vaccines. I’ve seen their operation firsthand and want to thank them for all of their wonderful work! Progress is being made!

Unfortunately, I was disappointed in the outcome of our last Board meeting. District 2 Supervisor Joel Anderson brought forward a Board letter calling for the prioritization of law enforcement officers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. I was happy to second the motion, as I too believe that our law enforcement officers should be prioritized. Unfortunately, my three other colleagues disagreed, and law enforcement must wait until the next tier. The number one killer of law enforcement right now in the United States is COVID-19. It’s disappointing, but I will keep pushing.

I also believe our teachers should be prioritized, so we can get our kids back in the classroom. While bureaucrats continue to play politics, our kids continue to suffer. These are my two biggest priorities, and I will continue to push for them to receive their vaccines.

Jim Desmond

– San Diego County District 5 Supervisor

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