The day has finally come!
CA Governor Gavin Newsom announced at the end of March that COVID-19 vaccine eligibility would expand for people over 50 starting April 1, and people over 16 starting April 15. But Mayor London Breed announced yesterday that San Francisco is increasing vaccine eligibility to the 16+ age group two days early.
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, which is organized by community members, or the @CovaxSF Twitter bot, which is run by 2 local teens.
Other counties are moving forward with vaccine eligibility and we want San Franciscans to have the same opportunity.
Therefore all San Franciscans 16 and over are now eligible to get vaccinated.
— London Breed (@LondonBreed) April 13, 2021
“As we work to get people vaccinated as quickly as possible, this expanded eligibility is important progress in our fight against COVID-19. We’ve created a network of vaccination sites in our city, and San Franciscans are stepping up and getting vaccinated because we know that it’s our best shot to end this pandemic once and for all,” said Mayor Breed. “Even with limited supply, San Francisco continues to be well ahead of the national average for how many of our residents have been vaccinated. There’s an end to this pandemic in sight, and we’re doing everything we can to make that happen as soon as possible.”
Covid-19 vaccines are free to people who live and work in San Francisco, and you do not need insurance. Do your part to get vaxxed so we can really enjoy the summer!
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