Another vaccine milestone is in the books!
As of this Sunday, August 29, 80% of eligible San Franciscans are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Eligible populations include anyone 12 years of age and older. The city is well on the way to increasing the numbers even more, as 86% of eligible San Franciscans have received at least 1 dose. That’s a total of 683,699 people!
San Francisco Mayor London Breed celebrated the moment on Twitter.
As of today, 80% of eligible San Francisco residents are fully vaccinated!
This is a major milestone but we still have work to do to make sure that all of us are protected. Now is the time to take your shot if you haven’t already.
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— London Breed (@LondonBreed) August 29, 2021
San Franciscans 65 and older have high rates of vaccination, but there is still a good amount of the population left to cover. As of now, 87% of residents 65+ are fully vaccinated, and 94% have at least 1 dose. Regardless of age, fitness level, and health history, no one is exempt from the risks of contracting Covid-19.
Today, FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of #COVID19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. https://t.co/iOqsxXV1fj
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) August 23, 2021
The Pfizer vaccine was recently approved by the FDA. If you were waiting for FDA approval to get the shot, now’s the time to make your appointment! As the Delta variant surges through the Bay Area, this is your best bet for protecting yourself.
Thank you to the 80% of eligible San Franciscans who are fully vaccinated and to the many, many staff and volunteers who made this happen. It is now easier than ever to get vaccinated in SF. Visit https://t.co/0pXsfr4Np0 for more info about getting vaccinated today. #VaccinateSF https://t.co/VWAHaMuUko
— SFDPH (@SF_DPH) August 29, 2021
Eligible San Franciscans can visit SF.gov/getvaccinated for information about the City’s vaccine rollout and appointment links.