S. E. Williams | Executive Editor
A comprehensive COVID-19 vaccination dashboard created by San Bernardino County’s Public Health data team was launched Friday Feb. 12.
The new resource is designed to provide an at-a-glance look at the status of vaccine distribution and administration within the county.
“We are excited about using the technological resources and talent we have in our Public Health data team to create a transparent and informative platform for people to see the state of vaccine administration,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “As we move through and out of this pandemic, this resource will help our residents see how we are progressing on getting vaccines into our communities and into arms as quickly as possible.”
The dashboard displays information about several important items important to county residents including:
- COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to San Bernardino County residents
- COVID-19 vaccine doses administered by San Bernardino County providers
- The number of residents vaccinated with a breakdown of first and second doses
- The percent of the population that has received vaccines in our county
- Demographic data about who has received COVID-19 vaccines by age, race, ethnicity, and gender
- A countywide map listing the vaccination numbers in each city that shows the number of residents vaccinated and the rate of those vaccinated in each location
- A mapped listing of San Bernardino County providers who have received doses of vaccine and how many of those vaccines have been administered to San Bernardino County residents
- COVID-19 vaccine inventory by brand (Pfizer, Moderna)
The dashboard is best viewed on a desktop computer screen. To view the new vaccine data, visit sbcovid19.com and click on “Vaccination Data Dashboard” on the right.
In the meantime, as the county works to bring transparency to the vaccination process the Sacramento Bee reported Thursday, “California’s vaccine data system is dramatically undercounting shots administered by counties . . . a problem that could hurt planning for the state’s immunization campaign.”
In response, Dr. Tomás Aragón, director of California’s Department of Public Health, acknowledged the data errors and said the state is working to correct them.
San Bernardino’s new Vaccination Dashboard showed as of Sunday, Feb. 14 a total of 233,896 doses of the vaccine were administered to residents—including 176,798 first doses and 55,577 second doses.
The number of positive COVID-19 cases confirmed daily in the county continues to decline with 319 positive cases confirmed Wednesday, Feb. 10 and 158 positive cases confirmed Thursday, Feb. 11. The total number of positive cases in the county since the onset of COVID-19 totals 282,169.
COVID-19 related deaths in the county were 2,392 through Feb. 11. Although this total reflects a big jump in the death toll on Jan. 27 when the state began clearing its backlog of data, a disclaimer remains on the county’s www.sbcovid19.com website that reads “Due to a backlog of deaths that occurred between Dec. 15 and Jan. 7 being reported in bulk, death counts are expected to increase . . “ indicating there may still be COVID-19 related deaths yet to be included in the total. The post also reads, “Data is being verified with the state and will be updated once it is clarified.”
S. E. Williams is executive editor of the IE Voice and Black Voice News.