Sign up: San Francisco launches vaccine notification system – SF Gate

San Francisco residents can now register to get notified when it’s their turn for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The city launched a new notification system late Tuesday morning to sign up to get an email or text if you live or work in San Francisco.

You can learn more details about the new system and availability of vaccines at an 11 a.m. press briefing streamed live on YouTube.

Keep in mind that it could be weeks or months before you’re eligible.

For more information, visit here.

Those with insurance should contact their health care providers for information on the vaccine availability.

Sutter Health has set up a vaccine resource page with online bookings and a phone number for making appointments. Sutter Health said it’s currently vaccinating health care workers and those age 75 and over.

Kaiser posted an online form to make an e-visit for health care workers seeking the vaccine. The health care provider said it will contact those age 75 and older to make appointments as vaccine supply becomes available. Kaiser patients can get vaccine updates here.

UCSF is posting vaccine updates for its patients here.

San Francisco’s new alert system is part of a vaccine effort announced by S.F. Mayor London Breed on Friday. The mayor said the city is opening three high-volume vaccination sites at City College, the SF Market in the Bayview and the Moscone Center as well as pop-up vaccine sites and mobile teams to administer shots. But the city doesn’t plan to make a big push to set up sites until more vaccines are available.

San Francisco launched a new notification system on Jan. 19, 2021, that will alert you when it's your turn to get the vaccine

San Francisco launched a new notification system on Jan. 19, 2021, that will alert you when it’s your turn to get the vaccine

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“We need more doses, we are asking for more doses,” Breed said at the virtual press briefing. “We can ramp up the minute we have these vaccines.”

Breed estimates that the city will be able to administer 10,000 vaccines per day once the plan is fully implemented, but additional doses from the state are needed.

California counties have final say on who gets the vaccine but the state has a prioritization plan that recommends who should get inoculated first. Counties can only distribute vaccines as fast as the state allows, as state officials determine how many vaccines each jurisdiction should receive based on population and need.

Vaccine efforts are currently prioritizing health care workers and those 65 and above. As these groups get vaccinated, counties and health care providers will move onto other groups.

SFGATE reporter Eric Ting contributed to this story. 

Editor’s note: This story was updated on Jan. 19, 2021, at 10 a.m. after the city of San Francisco announced the link to sign up for the notification system will be available later Tuesday. This story was updated again at 11 a.m. when the city posted the registration link. 

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