According to Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, COVID-19 is now a pandemic of unvaccinated people — with Black residents seeing a disproportionate share of the recent case and hospitalization increases, reflective of their low vaccination rate.
Locally, 93,475 Pasadena residents, or 76.6%, have been fully vaccinated.
“Now that we have reopened and safety modifications have been lifted in most settings, we must continue to increase vaccinations,” Ferrer said Friday. “While COVID-19 deaths have dropped dramatically in L.A. County, the deaths that continue to occur are almost 100% among unvaccinated adults. Ninety-nine percent of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in L.A. County have been unvaccinated since January.