16 and 17 year olds can now get COVID-19 Boosters

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The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and its health system partners are now administering COVID-19 booster doses to individuals 16 and 17 years of age. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had authorized the Pfizer-BioTech vaccine (30 mcg dose) for use as a booster for this age group. 

Although San Francisco has enough vaccine supply, individuals should expect longer wait times to set up appointments for boosters due to the significant increase in demand. 

Eligible individuals should go first to their health care provider if they have one, or pharmacy. 

If you have trouble making an appointment, SFDPH has opened the following locations where individuals age 16 and over can drop-in to receive a booster, Monday to Friday, while supplies last each day: 

Please check sf.gov/getvaccinated or call 628-652-2700 for the latest changes in holiday hours at these locations. 

SFUSD will continue working closely with SFDPH to ensure that vaccines are free and accessible to eligible individuals to keep our schools safe from COVID-19.  For more information on how to access a booster, visit SF.gov/booster.