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SF COVID vaccine: Sign up to be notified when you’re eligible

Find out via email or text when you can contact your health provider (or public system) to get vaccinated.

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Starting Tue/19, the San Francisco Department of Public Health has launched an electronic notification system which will let you know when you are eligible for COVID vaccination shots.

San Francisco depends on the state for its vaccine supply, and the shots are then dependent on the quantity allocated to your health provider or the SF heath system. So exact dates of when you can get the shots will still be a little fuzzy.

However, if you sign up you will at least know that you’re eligible to access the vaccine and the two shots it requires. (Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are used.)

Via London Breed’s Twitter feed: Barbara Topps received her first vaccine dose at an SF community clinic.

The system for eligibility is based on California’s phased priority list, which puts seniors, essential workers, and those with certain health conditions first.

The outlook for quick vaccinations for everyone looks bleak. Chronicle reporter Heather Knight, tweeting from today’s COVID press conference by London Breed, pointed out that San Francisco will run out of vaccines by Thursday. The mayor said that more vaccines are arriving. (California made news last week by ranking near the bottom of states who had rolled out vaccine programs.) COVID cases are still rising, but at a slower pace. The mayor stressed the importance of continuing to wear masks and social distance.

CLICK HERE to sign up to the new program.

Marke B.
Marke Bieschke is the publisher and arts and culture editor of 48 Hills. He co-owns the Stud bar in SoMa. Reach him at marke (at) 48hills.org, follow @supermarke on Twitter.

2 COMMENTS

  1. And what’s this nonsense about promoting Heather “Hearst Uber Karen” Knight’s soft Matier and Ross gossip column where she approvingly cites

    “The most patriotic thing we can do for our country is stay peaceful.” — SF Police Chief Bill Scott

    What’s the left, progressive, liberal, radical justification for that? Now that Trump is gone are we supposed to roll over and play dead for neoliberal capitalism?

  2. “Chronicle reporter Heather Knight, tweeting from today’s COVID press conference by London Breed, pointed out that San Francisco will run out of vaccines by Thursday. The mayor said that more vaccines are arriving.”

    What this really means, if it were not written by a court stenographer, is that London Breed is in way over hear head in trying to administer the logistics of a public health policy during pandemic at population scale, and that she failed to anticipate problems and just coasted along as she’s done her whole life.

    If vaccines ARE arriving, in the present progressive tense, then they’d be here by now. Vaccines are not here now. The verb tense should have been future and/or conditional to describe an action that may happen in the future.

    No mention of prioritizing Latinx living in crowded conditions, working as expendable workers, bearing the brunt of the pandemic, in this plan.

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