San Francisco on Friday opened approval for COVID-19 vaccines for the general population in communities hardest hit by the pandemic ahead of the April 15 statewide expansions.
Everyone aged 16 and over can now book an appointment if they live in one of the following eight postcodes: 94124, 94134, 94107, 94110, 94112, 94102, 94103 and 94130.
These zip codes include Bayview, Hunters Points, Visitacion Valley, Portola, Sunnydale, Excelsior, Mission, Oceanview, Ingleside, Balboa Park, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, Mission Bay, SoMa, Tenderloin, and Treasure Island.
Anyone 16 and older living in these zip codes can visit one of two vaccination centers that do not require a reservation: Zuckerberg San Francisco General at 1001 Potrero Ave. is open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Southeast Health Center at 2401 Keith St. is open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The only vaccine approved for use between the ages of 16 and 17 is the Pfizer Shot, which is available at these two locations.
Anyone 18 years or older in any of these areas can stop by the Southeast Health Center at 2401 Keith Street daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is where the Moderna vaccine is located.
Parents and guardians must be approved in person at both the San Francisco General and Southeast Health Center, city officials said. Anyone 16 or 17 years old who is receiving the vaccine must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
On April 15, the state will grant immunization rights to anyone aged 16 or over. San Francisco is ahead of the state in certain zip codes.
“The state of California is giving vendors serving areas of high influence a discretion in vaccination to help prioritize the communities hardest hit by the pandemic,” city officials said in a statement. “In short, this is in line with government guidelines.”
Some other counties have taken a similar step. Eligibility to vaccinate is completely open in Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties, although appointments can be difficult to find.
Alameda County expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines Thursday to include the general population in vulnerable communities hardest hit by the pandemic. Anyone 16 and over can now book an appointment if they live in one of 12 postcodes in Hayward, Oakland, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo: 94601, 94603, 94605, 94606, 94607, 94621, 94541, 94544, 94545, 94577, 94578 and 94580.