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Vaccine updates: Sutter offers vaccines to seniors 65 and over – SFGate

Feb. 4, 3:36 p.m.

Facade of the Moscone Center convention center in downtown San Francisco, California during its 2018 renovation, August 2, 2018. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

Facade of the Moscone Center convention center in downtown San Francisco, California during its 2018 renovation, August 2, 2018. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

San Francisco is preparing to open the city’s second mass vaccination site at Moscone Center on Friday with the goal of administering up to 10,000 inoculations a day when the supply is available.

To start, the site will offer appointments for health care workers and individuals 65 and older, in accordance with the state’s vaccination guidelines.

Last month, the city launched the first mass vaccination site at City College of San Francisco and earlier this week opened a small-scale clinic in the Mission District. A separate vaccination site at San Francisco State University is for people 65 and older. All of the sites remain appointment only.

“We are working every day to set up systems to get people vaccinated as soon as we have the supply,” Mayor London Breed said in a statement. “As vaccines come to our city, whether it’s through our Department of Public Health or our private health care partners, we need to do everything we can to move it quickly and efficiently.”

The Moscone Center site is being launched through a partnership between the city’s Department of Public Health and a consortium of private health insurers like Kaiser Permanente, the California Medical Association and Adventist Health, among others.

The city plans to operate a third high-volume vaccine site in the Bayview District as well as several additional small sites in neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Western Addition, Outer Sunset and Potrero Hill.

San Francisco residents and those who work in the city can visit sf.gov/getvaccinated or the state’s website myturn.ca.gov to for information on eligibility and how to make an appointment.

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