The sites will also be used to administer vaccine boosters.
San Francisco is one of the most vaccine-willing cities in the United States, with 88% of eligible residents having received at least 1 vaccine dose to protect against Covid-19. Now that the FDA has authorized Pfizer booster doses for people 65 and over, and will likely soon expand eligibility to children under 12, the city is gearing up for another mass vaccination rollout.
In a press release from SF.gov, in collaboration with many local hospitals, the city announced their plans for this next stage of vaccination.
Get vaccinated this week at any one of our @SFUnified school vax sites in partnership with @SF_DCYF. #VaccinateSF
🍎 Malcolm X Academy, Tuesdays, 3:30p-6:30p
📚 Balboa HS, Wednesdays, 2:30p-5:30p
📝 McCoppin ES, Saturdays, 10:30a-1:30p
🖍️ Sunset ES, Sundays, 10:30a-1:30p pic.twitter.com/whbDLlBPyQ
— SFDPH (@SF_DPH) September 20, 2021
The plan is to activate over 100 vaccination sites across the city, with the goal of providing a vaccination site within a 10-15 minute walk to the vast majority of San Franciscans. By administering vaccines at doctor’s offices, clinics, pharmacies, and more, they anticipate having the capacity to give 25,000 vaccines per week across SF.
The vaccination sites will prioritize administering first and second doses to eligible children and adults, but they plan to provide third-dose boosters to eligible people as well.
Children under 12 are still not authorized to receive the Pfizer vaccine, but Reuters reported that we could see that approval coming through in October.
Eligible San Franciscans can visit SF.gov/getvaccinated for information about vaccine rollout and appointment links. Mask up, vax up, and stay safe!
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