San Francisco Enters Tier 1B for COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Mayor London Breed announced San Francisco enters Tier 1B for COVID-19 vaccinations. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo announced the city entered into Tier 1B on Tuesday morning.

“So far we have vaccinated 80% of the healthcare workers and people 65 and older who are eligible in Phase 1A!” Breed continued to tweet, “18% of San Franciscans have now received at least a first dose. We can do more than 10,000 doses per day right now, as soon as we get more supply.”

Newsom announced California’s plan to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine in January. Since then, California has entered 1B Tier Two, opening vaccines to those 65 and older.

Phase 1A:

  • About 3 million people
  • Healthcare workers
  • Long-term care residents

Phase 1B:

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.

Sign up to be notified when you’re eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine here.

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