SF Finally Allows Everyone 16+ to Get a Vaccine
By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation
San Francisco opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility Tuesday to all residents age 16 and older, joining several other Bay Area counties in opening vaccine availability before the state’s expansion later this week. Read the Mayor’s press release.
The expansion comes one week after the city expanded eligibility to all residents age 16 and older in several prioritized ZIP codes that have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
How to Book a Vaccine Appointment
People who live and work in San Francisco who have yet to get vaccinated can visit https://sf.gov/get-vaccinated-against-covid-19 for information on scheduling an appointment.
San Franciscans who do not have immediate access to the Internet can call (628) 652-2700 for vaccine information and to schedule a vaccination appointment.
Muni and Paratransit are free for anyone traveling to and from COVID-19 vaccine appointments. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is also providing additional access to taxi service for those using the Essential Trip Card. Information can be found at sfmta.com/COVID and sfmta.com/paratransit.
According to city officials, nearly 60 percent of people who live and work in San Francisco who are 16 or older have received at least one vaccine dose. The city is also administering some 12,000 doses daily.
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
City officials estimate that more than 30 percent of San Francisco residents have been fully vaccinated as of Tuesday, including 68 percent of residents age 65 and older.
The city is currently on pace to administer first doses to more than 80 percent of adults by mid-May, provided that San Francisco continues to receive enough doses from the federal government each week.
“With limited supply, we know that booking an appointment right away might be challenging, but we are expecting more vaccine towards the end of the month,” San Francisco Department of Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax said in a statement.
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