San Francisco Mayor London Breed announces the opening of a neighborhood vaccination site in the Mission, Monday afternoon.
“Most people will receive the vaccine by making an appointment at one of the high-volume sites that the City and local healthcare providers are currently setting up. These sites will be located at City College’s Main Campus on Ocean Avenue, the Moscone Center, and the SF Produce Market in the Bayview. The vaccine will also be provided through select community clinics and pharmacies as well as neighborhood vaccine access sites.” Said Breed, explaining San Francisco’s strategy to protect its citizens.
San Francisco has officially opened two of the three high volumes sites at City College Main Campus and Moscone Center, with the third site in Bayview on the way.
“We’re ready to administer 10,000 doses per day, but ensuring equitable distribution requires meeting people where they are, especially in the communities that have been hardest hit. In SF, Latinos are 15% of the population but make up 42% of COVID-19 cases.” Breed continued, “That’s why having neighborhood access sites, mobile sites, and community clinics is so important. Every day we get more people vaccinated is another step forward in our city’s recovery. Hope is on the horizon.”
We’re out this morning at the first day of our neighborhood vaccination site in the Mission!
We’re opening these sites throughout SF, in addition to three high-volume sites, to ensure we’re ready for widespread distribution when supply increases. @Scott_Wiener @HillaryRonen pic.twitter.com/xWdJq8ANQw
— London Breed (@LondonBreed) February 1, 2021
Mayor Breed has been vocal about needing more doses for San Francisco.
There are 210,000 people in SF who are healthcare workers or 65+ and eligible for a vaccine. To fully vaccinate them, we’d need 420,000 doses. As of today, we’ve received 144,000.
We’re ready to administer 10,000 doses a day once we have enough supply, but we need more doses.
— London Breed (@LondonBreed) January 26, 2021
- About 3 million people
- Healthcare workers
- Long-term care residents
1B Tier One:
- Individuals 75 and older
- Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: education, childcare, emergency services, and food and agriculture
1B Tier Two:
- Individuals 65 -74 years of age
- Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: transportation and logistics; industrial, commercial, residential, and sheltering facilities and services; critical manufacturing
- Congregate settings with outbreak risk: incarcerated and homeless
Phase 1 C:
- Individuals 50 -64 years of age
- People 16-64 years of age and have an underlying health condition or disability which increases their risk of severe COVID-19
- Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: water and wastewater; defense; energy; chemical and hazardous materials; communications and IT; financial services; government operations / community-based essential functions
All COVID-19 vaccines, including their administration, are free. Both the Moderna vaccine and the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine require 2 doses. The Moderna vaccine doses are 28 days apart and the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine doses are 21 days apart. The general public is expected to be able to get the vaccine Spring 2021, but the date is subject to change.
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