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San Francisco launches vaccine notification system

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San Francisco residents can now register to get notified when it is their flip for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The town launched a brand new notification system late Tuesday morning to enroll to get an electronic mail or textual content should you dwell or work in San Francisco.

You may study extra particulars in regards to the new system and availability of vaccines at an 11 a.m. press briefing streamed dwell on YouTube.

Take into account that it could possibly be weeks or months earlier than you are eligible.

For extra data, go to right here.

These with insurance coverage ought to contact their well being care suppliers for data on the vaccine availability.

Sutter Well being has arrange a vaccine useful resource web page with on-line bookings and a cellphone quantity for making appointments. Sutter Well being stated it is at the moment vaccinating well being care employees and people age 75 and over.

Kaiser posted an internet kind to make an e-visit for well being care employees looking for the vaccine. The well being care supplier stated it should contact these age 75 and older to make appointments as vaccine provide turns into out there. Kaiser sufferers can get vaccine updates right here.

UCSF is posting vaccine updates for its sufferers right here.

San Francisco’s new alert system is a part of a vaccine effort introduced by S.F. Mayor London Breed on Friday. The mayor stated the town is opening three high-volume vaccination websites at Metropolis Faculty, the SF Market within the Bayview and the Moscone Middle in addition to pop-up vaccine websites and cell groups to manage pictures. However the metropolis does not plan to make a giant push to arrange websites till extra vaccines can be found.

San Francisco launched a brand new notification system on Jan. 19, 2021, that may warn you when it is your flip to get the vaccine

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“We’d like extra doses, we’re asking for extra doses,” Breed stated on the digital press briefing. “We are able to ramp up the minute we’ve these vaccines.”

Breed estimates that the town will have the ability to administer 10,000 vaccines per day as soon as the plan is absolutely applied, however extra doses from the state are wanted.

California counties have closing say on who will get the vaccine however the state has a prioritization plan that recommends who ought to get inoculated first. Counties can solely distribute vaccines as quick because the state permits, as state officers decide what number of vaccines every jurisdiction ought to obtain primarily based on inhabitants and want.

Vaccine efforts are at the moment prioritizing well being care employees and people 65 and above. As these teams get vaccinated, counties and well being care suppliers will transfer onto different teams.

SFGATE reporter Eric Ting contributed to this story. 

Editor’s notice: This story was up to date on Jan. 19, 2021, at 10 a.m. after the town of San Francisco introduced the hyperlink to enroll in the notification system might be out there later Tuesday. This story was up to date once more at 11 a.m. when the town posted the registration hyperlink. 

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