San Francisco continues to be at the forefront of California’s vaccination rollout.
Good news, SF! As of today, Thursday, May 13, individuals age 12 and over are eligible to get the Pfizer vaccine in San Francisco, according to a press release.
San Francisco expanded vaccine eligibility to individuals age 16 and over on April 13 of this year, and over 75% of eligible people have now received at least 1 dose.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer vaccine for people 12 and over on May 10, making it the only vaccine approved for people under 18. Starting today, the City of San Francisco is now vaccinating those 12 and over. The population of children between ages 12 to 15 in the City is about 25,000.
— SFDPH (@SF_DPH) May 13, 2021
Those eligible for the vaccine may visit “high-volume vaccination sites, neighborhood sites, community clinics, pharmacies, and mobile vaccination teams” as part of the City’s effort to bring vaccines to neighborhoods hit particularly hard by the pandemic.
Eligible San Franciscans can visit SF.gov/getvaccinated for information about the City’s vaccine rollout and appointment links. California’s official website to check vaccine eligibility, make appointments, and sign up for notifications is MyTurn.ca.gov, which is available in 12 different languages. You can get notifications for when vaccine appointments open up in the Bay Area Vaccine Notification group on Telegram or the @CovaxSF Twitter bot.
“This expanded eligibility is important progress in our fight against COVID-19, one that is especially encouraging as we look to fully open all of our schools for full-time, in-person learning” said Mayor London Breed. “By creating a network of vaccination sites in our city, we’ve focused on making the vaccines easy to access by meeting people where they are. We will continue that effort with strategies specifically targeting our youth and their families. As we bring this focus to younger people, we encourage everyone to take this opportunity to make sure all eligible family members are getting vaccinated. When our families are healthy and strong, our city is too.”
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