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SF Launches Mass Vaccination Site at Moscone Center

  • San Francisco will open its second mass vaccination site, at Moscone Center, on Feb. 5.

  • Pending supply, the site will be able to administer up to 10,000 doses per day according to the Mayor's Office

  • 75,275 San Francisco residents had received at least one dose of the vaccine as of Feb. 3, and 20,475 residents have received two doses

San Francisco launched its second high-volume vaccination site at Moscone Center, which has also served as the headquarters of the City COVID response since March 2020.

It's the second large vaccination site coordinated by San Francisco, with another at City College's main campus having opened in January. The City plans to open a third large site in Bayview soon; it also opened the first of several neighborhood vaccinations centers at 24th and Capp streets last week.

Pending supply, the site at Moscone Center will be able to vaccinate up to 10,000 people per day, and can currently take appointments for health care workers and people aged 65 and older, said Mayor London Breed's office in a press release.

"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," said Breed.

The high-volume sites are the work of a consortium of government and health partners, including the SF Department of Public Health, Kaiser Permanente, Adventist Health, the California Medical Association, Dignity Health, and Futuro Health.

Eligible patients can receive the vaccine, regardless of health care provider, by booking an appointment at the state of California's MyTurn website.

Across the Bay, the Oakland Coliseum will also host a mass vaccine site set to open Feb. 16 with an initial goal of administering 6,000 doses per day. That site is the product of a partnership with the White House, which aims to open 100 mass vaccination sites across the country by the end of this month.

According to San Francisco's COVID-19 vaccination dashboard, 75,275 residents -- equivalent to roughly 10% of the City's adult population -- had received at least one dose of the vaccine as of Feb. 3, and 20,475 residents have received two doses of the vaccine.


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