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5-Year-Olds Will Have To Show Vaccine Cards in San Francisco Soon

Vaccine proof for 5-11-year-olds may be required before year-end.
By - posted 11/4/2021 No Comment

Thanks to Politico for sharing the news that soon children aged 5 and up will be required to present their COVID-19 vaccination card for entry to certain indoor spaces in San Francisco.

The city mandate currently requires people aged 12 and older to show their proof of vaccination before entry to restaurants, entertainment venues, and sporting events. The mandate will not extend to children aged 5-11, the newest age group eligible for the vaccine, just yet though. In a recent Town Hall zoom meeting, San Francisco Health Officer Susan Philip said the mandate will apply to the newest age group “no sooner than about eight weeks after the vaccine is available for kids.”

Vaccines for this next age group began on Wednesday, November 3 in California, which will make the vaccine-proof mandate begin for children 5 and up on approximately December 29, 2021.

San Francisco officials will formally announce updates to the mandate after the younger age group has had sufficient time to be vaccinated. Like with children ages 12-17, IDs won’t be required along with their vaccination proof.