San Francisco opens the first of three high-volume COVID-19 vaccination sites

Photo via Unsplash, Daniel Schludi.

San Francisco opens the first of three high-volume vaccination sites at City College on Friday afternoon. The site is starting with capacity for 500 doses per day and has a goal of getting to 10,000 vaccinations per day.

Mayor London Breed narrowly made her vaccination site deadline opening the City College site Friday. Breed announced San Francisco’s plans for mass vaccination sites last Friday, noting three large vaccination sites were being prepared for City college, Moscone Center and Bay View, with the City College site being completed by end of this week.

“These sites are in addition to other efforts we’re launching, including mobile vaccination teams, community vaccination sites, DPH’s community clinics, and other safety net clinics in impacted neighborhoods such as Chinatown, the Mission, the Western Addition, and the Bayview.” Breed tweeted confirming her plan for San Francisco.

Newsom announced California’s plan to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this month. 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.

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