The City College of San Francisco COVID-19 mass vaccination site in Ingleside will close on Saturday, city officials announced Thursday.
Along with the City College site, the Moscone Center South vaccination site is also planned to close July 14. The closures come as a high number of San Francisco residents have become fully vaccinated or have at least received one dose of the vaccine.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health reports that as of June 23, 81% of San Francisco residents aged 12 and over have received at least one dose of the vaccine while 71% of residents have completed either a two dose or one dose vaccine series.
“Mass vaccination sites were an important part of the distribution network that made that possible, but we’re now at a point where vaccines continue to be widely available and we’re instead focusing on getting to residents who are harder to reach or may have challenges getting to one of our many vaccination sites,” Mayor London Breed said in a statement.
She added that the city will do everything they can to reach residents who are eligible to receive the vaccine, but still have not received one yet.
The City College site was the first high-volume vaccination site to open in the city back in January, first starting as a drive-thru only site. The site has since allowed the public to walk-ins to receive a vaccine. Officials said the site has since given out over 111,000 doses of the vaccine.
“Today, the majority of eligible San Franciscans have received vaccinations because of our ability to quickly and efficiently open sites across the City,” Mary Ellen Carroll, executive director for the Department of Emergency Management, said in a statement.
Department of Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax said in a statement that the city will continue to focus on providing opportunities for residents to get a vaccine, including going door-to-door, hosting community events and mobile vaccine drives in neighborhoods who have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
Vaccinations will continue citywide through neighborhood sites, mobile sites, clinics and pharmacies. After the City College closure, eligible residents who received a first shot at City College can schedule their second shot at a neighborhood site in partnership with UCSF.
The California Department of Public Health announced last week a partnership with McDonalds to host pop up vaccination sites for first and second doses. One of the McDonalds listed is the location at 1201 Ocean Ave., but details on the day and time of the event are not yet posted.
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