San Francisco residents get their first shots of coronavirus vaccines despite not having appointments as drop-in vaccination sites open across the city’s most vulnerable areas.
The Southeast Health Center located in San Francisco is allowing residents to get their COVID-19 shots without having to set up an appointment. However, due to the large crowd, authorities are prioritizing citizens included in the 1B tier who live in area codes 94124 or 94134.
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“They brought me a chair, actually. I thought I could just get it so that I won’t be so worried to catch it, catch the virus,” Linda Frazier said, who was first in line on Sunday morning to get vaccinated. She was one of 400 residents to be given the treatment.
The long line has been difficult for many residents. “I did come yesterday, and they were out. I made sure to come here bright and early,” another San Francisco resident, Darryl McKinnon, said.
Officials are focusing on vaccinating people from the Bayview Hunter’s Point district as it is one of the city’s worst-hit areas by the pandemic. Records reveal the district sees about 65 new COVID-19 cases for every 10,000 tests. The numbers show nearly twice the average of San Francisco at about 34 new cases per 10,000 tests, KTVU reported.
“We know the more people that get vaccinated, help prevent COVID. We need to focus on the communities that have the highest case rates to hope to temper that to prevent infection and prevent hospitalizations,” Primary Care for the SF Health Network Director Anna Robert said.
Authorities have opened the Southeast Health Center every day of the week and is operational between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.