The state of California has been one of the hardest hit in United States for the COVID-19 pandemic that has plagued the world for a year. With the vaccination work that has been carried out, one of the counties that have benefited the most is San Francisco.
According to health authorities, this territory registers about 237 new cases of COVID-19 daily, but Until last Tuesday, January 5, 90% of the residents of the Laguna Honda Specialized Nursing Center have received the first dose, because there one of the contagion epicenters at the beginning of the health emergency.
Also, most of the front line of the Zuckerberg General Hospital in San Francisco and Laguna Honda have obtained their first doses, in addition to having offered to county paramedics and EMTs.
However, because the Vaccine handling is handled primarily by the federal and state governments, and shipments are made directly to healthcare providers, it is not possible to determine exactly how many people in the city have been vaccinated so far.
According to California Department of Public Health (CDPH, for its acronym in English), until January 4, 2021 received a total of 2 million 7,600 doses of vaccines at local health departments and health care systems that have facilities in multiple counties.
The places in San Francisco that have the antigen are Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health and UC Health. But not everyone can be vaccinated in these health centers, since the phases implemented for the vaccination campaign in the USA must be followed.
San Francisco is in phase 1A, where the people who will receive the antidote are the Healthcare workers serving in direct healthcare or long-term care settings with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, this population includes people at direct risk of exposure, such as environmental services, patient transport and residents of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities.
When passing to the stage 1B, it would cover approximately 10% of the population, and will include people of all ages with comorbid and underlying conditions that put them at greater risk of contracting COVID-19.
At this point, it is also include adults 65 and older who live in crowded or overcrowded settings, including nursing homes, long term care facilities, homeless shelters, group homes, prisons or jails.
For the phase 2 will be immunized teachers, K-12 school staff, and child care workers. Also to workers of the food supply system, public transport and people inside homeless shelters or in group homes for people with disabilities and in recovery.
Already in the step 3 It is planned cover 40% to 45% of the population, and will be integrated into young adults, children, and college and university workers, hotels, banks, exercise facilities and factories, as well as adults young people between 18 and 30 years old who tend to have broader social networks than older adults.
Finally, in the phase 4 the rest of the population will be covered and the California government hopes that the vaccine is available to everyone by the end of 2021 for purchase in doctor’s offices, clinics and pharmacies.
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