The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and its health system partners are continuing to administer COVID-19 vaccine doses to individuals 5 to 11 years of age. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had authorized the Pfizer-BioTech vaccine for this age group in October 2021.
Studies have shown the Pfizer vaccine is very effective in preventing COVID-19 infections and producing protective antibodies in teenagers. Learn more from the CDC about the benefits of getting a vaccine (Español | 简体中文 | Tiếng Việt | 한국어).
Eligible individuals should go first to their health care provider if they have one, or pharmacy.
Though some sites might take drop-ins, individuals with appointments have priority.
Please check sf.gov/getvaccinated or call 628-652-2700 to find a vaccination site.
People under 18 need permission from a parent or guardian to be vaccinated, except under certain limited circumstances.
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 vaccines for 5 to 11 years old, visit SF.gov/getvaccinated.