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Get Notified When SF Vaccines are Ready (Starts Jan. 19)

How to get notified when it’s your turn for the vaccine. Get an email or text message if you live or work in SF.
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Mayor Breed today announced the City has created a webpage for people who live and work in San Francisco to enter their information and be notified once they are eligible to be vaccinated. Starting Tuesday, January 19, people who live and work in San Francisco can sign-up for vaccine notification at sf.gov/vaccinenotify.

Please note that people 65 and over are eligible to get the vaccine now and do not need to sign up to get notified. Call your healthcare provider for next steps. Please be patient as the vaccine is in short supply. You may not be able to get an appointment right away.

SF Vaccine Sign Up / General Public

Get Notified when it’s Your Turn – Starting January 19th – Text or email message if you work or live in SF

Sign up to get notifications, starting January 19
You can get notifications for yourself or for other people.

We will ask you:

Your place on the State vaccine priority list depends on your work, your age, and if you have certain health conditions.

You’ll be able to sign up for notifications starting on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. You may not get a notification for months, because vaccines are in limited supply. It depends on when we get doses from the state and federal government.

After you sign up

  • You will be sent a confirmation message that you have signed up for notifications.
  • You will get a second message when you become eligible to get a vaccine. Be aware it may be months before you become eligible.
  • After you get a notification, you still need to make an appointment with your healthcare provider.
  • The state of California is determining who gets the vaccine, when, and how.
  • Each healthcare provider will get COVID-19 vaccines from the state. Each healthcare provider will likely vaccinate their patients.

Vaccines are in limited supply

The general public will likely not have access to the vaccine until later in 2021, when we have more vaccines from the state.

Two shots are needed

Two doses are needed to get full protection from the vaccines we have right now.  The appointments are 3 or 4 weeks apart, depending on which vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna). Both doses should be from the same vaccine type.

The providers partnering with the City include Kaiser Permanente, UCSF Health, Dignity Health, Sutter Health/California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the Department of Public Health, which provides healthcare to the uninsured and underinsured. The City has also created a vaccination notification website where, starting Tuesday, January 19, people who live and work in San Francisco can sign up to be notified when they become eligible under state guidance to receive the vaccine.

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The goal of this initiative is to ensure all health care providers in San Francisco are fully-prepared to facilitate wide-scale vaccinations for those who live and work in San Francisco as soon as health care providers receive sufficient vaccine allocations from the state and federal government. The sites will be created to scale-up capacity as vaccine supply increases. Once the vaccine locations are fully operational, pending vaccine supply, the city has a goal of facilitating 10,000 vaccine doses per day.

Mayor London N. Breed and Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax today outlined the City’s plan to create a network of vaccination sites to get as many people vaccinated as soon as possible when doses become more readily available. In partnership with the health care providers in San Francisco, which are receiving the majority of the vaccine doses from the state, the City will facilitate the quick and efficient delivery of vaccines through high-volume vaccine sites as well as community-based sites.

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

In partnership with health care providers, DPH, and COVID-19 Command Center, the City will establish high-volume vaccination sites at several locations. These sites will provide a unified place for health care providers to set-up vaccination stations and vaccinate people who are eligible. Each site will have space for all of the City’s health care providers to have vaccination strategies and create coordinated, centralized vaccine locations that people can go to regardless of their insurer.

The selection of these high-volume vaccine sites is informed by the rates of COVID-19 infection, hospitalizations, and deaths in San Francisco. The highest rates of infection are in the Southeast sector of the city, and the City has selected the locations of vaccine sites so they are easily accessible to the residents of these neighborhoods.

The City is working with the providers to ensure these facilities have everything in place to activate and begin offering vaccinations as soon as they receive sufficient vaccine supply. The sites will open and scale based on the amount of vaccine doses health care providers receive.

  • SoMa: Moscone Center.
  • OMI/Sunnyside: City College of San Francisco (Main Campus).
  • Bayview: The SF Market (San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market).

In addition to the high-volume vaccination sites that will serve everyone, the City and health care providers will augment COVID-19 vaccination in high impacted communities with pop-up vaccine sites, DPH’s community clinics, and other safety-net clinics for the uninsured and underserved in neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Mission, Western Addition, and Bayview.

The City is also working with One Medical, Safeway, and Walgreens to deliver vaccines as doses become available. Additionally, the City has been working with partners to develop mobile vaccination teams to deploy to hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations. The City is working with community partners to best understand where and how to embed these teams within communities to reach the populations most at risk of disease.

Additionally, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFGH) will begin scaling up vaccination of its patients this weekend. ZSFGH serves approximately 110,000 inpatient and outpatient clients annually at their hospitals and clinics.