Amid an elevated demand for coronavirus vaccines nationwide, San Francisco’s Division of Public Well being introduced their vaccine provide can be exhausted by Thursday if they do not instantly obtain an extra allotment.
“All the Division of Public Well being’s remaining vaccine doses are scheduled for people to obtain their first or second doses this week and except we get extra vaccine, the Division of Public Well being will run out of our current provide by this Thursday,” Mayor London Breed stated at a information convention Tuesday.
Up to now, San Francisco’s Division of Public Well being (DPH) has obtained 31,655 doses of the vaccine. A complete of 28,501 San Franciscans have obtained at the very least one dose of the vaccine and 6,347 have obtained their second shot, in line with county well being knowledge.
“We obtained a fraction of the doses we requested from the state,” Public Well being Director Grant Colfax stated. “DPH’s allocation arriving from the state this week is only one,775 doses.”
All the well being system in San Francisco, which encompasses the county’s well being division and different non-public suppliers, have obtained a mixed complete of 102,000 vaccines for use for each first and second doses.
Well being officers warn this isn’t almost sufficient doses to vaccinate the approximate 210,000 individuals designated within the state’s part 1a tier, the place primarily healthcare employees and non-hospital care employees are being immunized. San Franciscans aged 65 and older are additionally being vaccinated on this tier.
“The inconsistent and unpredictable circulate of vaccine from the state and straight on the ft of the feds shouldn’t be solely impacting DPH, however our metropolis healthcare suppliers as effectively,” Colfax stated.