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San Francisco International Airport offering free COVID-19 Vaccinations May 11-13

Amancay Tapia

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) announced Friday that members of the public, including departing or arriving passengers, both domestic and international, are welcome to go online to book an appointment to receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the airport in the international terminal.

A subsequent set of days three weeks later will be established to administer the second dose.Both doses will be free of charge.

The onsite COVID vaccination clinic, will operate this week from Tuesday until Thursday. Originally, the clinic was intended for airport workers and family but airport officials decided to expand the onsite clinic and make it available to anyone aged 16 and older.

Airport officials have confirmed that the general public will be able to receive a dose of the Pfizer vaccine the following days:

Tuesday, May 11, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday, May 12, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Thursday, May 13, 10:00am – 6:00pm

The vaccines will be administered through a partnership with Safeway Pharmacy at the following location:

SFO International Terminal, Edwin M. Lee International Departures Hall, between Aisles 6 – 7

For those driving to SFO, it is recommended that you park in "International Garages A or G" and bring your ticket with you for validation

Since the beginning of the pandemic, SFO has been working with local, state, and federal health officials to protect against COVID-19. Back in August 2020, they launched the first onsite rapid COVID testing clinic in the United States, which initially was available only to airport workers.

The airport has also introduced strict cleaning protocols, hundreds of hand sanitizer stations, physical barriers and physical distancing.Following recent Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines, it is also mandatory to wear a face covering while in the airport premises until September 13.

San Francisco’s vaccination efforts are paying off, Thursday last week San Francisco entered the yellow tier, the final tier on the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy . New COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have remained at a consistent low level since early March 2021 and City officials have said that for the first time in over a year, "the number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 has dipped below 20". Currently San Francisco is averaging 26 new cases a day.

The Department of Public health figures show that 72% of San Francisco’s eligible population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, 86% of the City’s residents over 65 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 73% are fully vaccinated.

In order to receive the COVID-19 at the airport , a booking is required. You can make an appointment online here;

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