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Vaccines: Manteca behind rest of South County
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Vaccines “are highly effective at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19, including the Delta variant,” according to the California Department of Public Health (Journal file photo).

Manteca is now lagging behind all South County cities — except Ripon — when it comes to COVID-10 vaccinations.

As of Friday, Manteca’s targeted adult population was 53.5 percent fully vaccinated and 9.63 percent partially vaccinated.

That compares to:

*Escalon with 66.63 percent fully vaccinated and 10.68 percent partially vaccinated.

*Tracy with 61.4 percent full vaccinated and 12.37 percent partially vaccinated.

*Lathrop with 61.10 percent fully vaccinated and 12.05 percent partially vaccinated.

*Ripon with 50.18 percent fully vaccinated and 7.90 percent partially vaccinated.

*Stockton with 50.83 percent fully vaccinated and 11.61 percent partially vaccinated.

*Lodi with 48.66 percent fully vaccinated and 9.24 percent partially vaccinated.

All San Joaquin County cities are ahead of the national trend as 45 percent of all targeted American adults have been vaccinated. In California, 47.7 percent of the adult population is now fully vaccinated.

There are currently 906 people in San Joaquin County that are positive for COVID. That does not necessarily mean they are sick or even are showing symptoms.

San Joaquin County has had 74,686 cases since the pandemic started in mid-March 2020.

Health experts have estimated that 70 percent to 85 percent of a city’s population will need to be immune to reach herd immunity. However, that number is a moving target based on numerous factors.

By going to you can find vaccination sites where you can register for COVID-19 vaccines.

It includes all Costco stores in the county including Manteca, the Ripon and Lathrop SaveMarts, CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Safeway, and Walmart.

Modern Urgent Care in Manteca at 1630 W. Yosemite Ave., Suite A, offers shots seven days a week 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Heath care provider networks that typically deal with established patients include Golden Valley Health Centers, Kaiser Permanente, and Sutter Health.

To contact Dennis Wyatt, email