COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 65+: Southeast Health Center

Southeast Health Center is offering vaccines to all those 65 and over who live in 94124 or 94134 zip codes. 


The center will ONLY VACCINATE THOSE IN TWO ZIP CODES -- 94124 and 94134.


  • Vaccination will be available every day from 9 am to 3 pm and will be drop-in. No appointment required. 

  • Location: Southeast Health Center Clinic at 2401 Keith St, San Francisco, CA 94124. 

  • Requirement: Must bring proof of age and proof of residences such as a utility bill or driver’s license.

  • Type of Site: This is a Walk-Up Site

  • Vaccine Brand:  Moderna

 

COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 65+: City College Parking Lot

Appointments available for Thursday between 9 am – 3 pm at the drive-through city college site:


Please use this Link to epic appointments at city college (multiple languages): https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=z8LVIj7OPUSaf9_MAjH3P3_-ka2eaEJKpWLKN1aRA2RURTNVV1dSSU80UlFPODlWODVJQ081NFVJOS4u



Location: City College Parking Lot - 55 Friday Kahlo Way (across from 50 Frida Kahlo Way) San Francisco 94112. The entrance into the testing site is closer to Riordan High School.


Time Frame: 8am - 4pm 

Our list will not be given an "appointment time" they will be allowed to come at any time during this period but If you do receive an actual “appointment time” on your confirmation, please come at that time. I believe it's their way of staggering traffic.


Vaccine Brand:  Moderna


This is Drive Through Only: Please be sure to remind folks that if they can't drive to please find someone who can assist them with transportation. There will be essentially two check-in points when you enter. The first check-in point will ask you if you have an appointment. Make sure to say “YES” , if you say no, they will turn you away immediately. Not having an “appointment time” does not mean you do not have an appointment. The second check-in point will be the actual registration point where they confirm your registration and let you on-site to get your vaccination.  


Email Confirmation (If they have email): The email will come in the form of an Eventbrite Ticket. Please print the ticket and bring the ticket with you along with a form of identification. Note that the email may say (75+ only) but that is the state requirement. Local health providers are honoring 65+ so ignore that age statement if the participants you listed are under 75 but 65 and older.  If they do not have an email to give, I was told they will figure out a way to confirm through telephone but do not let that stop them from coming to get vaccinated. If they haven't heard anything STILL COME!! All those on my list will be listed under "on-site registration" in their system and can be identified through that if there are any issues. Definitely a flawed system but for now it's what we have to work with. Let me know if you have any questions and call me if you are having issues. (Larry McClendon 415-554-5664)


Second Dose: They will be informed more about the second dose during this initial vaccination. UCSF will contact them directly about the second shot. This is why we ask for their email and telephone numbers. The second dose will be approximately 4 weeks after their first shot, same place and the same brand of vaccine.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine

There are different ways the body can be ‘touched’ to trigger an immune response. While the many common vaccines use live or inactivated source of the target virus, the new Covid-19 uses a different method. This method has been developed for many years and scientists and researchers were able to use it in developing and making the vaccine available. The method is mRNA. The progress that was
already made in the mRNA technology and the cooperation between researchers across the world made it possible for the vaccine to be developed in record time. In essence, the vaccine production was not rushed.


One of the principal researchers of the Pfizer vaccine explained that the mRNA does not touch your DNA. The Pfizer vaccine study had over 40,000 participants, and the Moderna vaccine had slightly less. Different races were represented in the study and there were no significant differences in responses among the races. After about six months of monitoring study participants, the researchers published
their results and after review by the FDA, the vaccine received ‘Emergency use authorization’.


The Covid-19 vaccine has been found to be safe. Just like other vaccines, the Covid-19 vaccine causes the body to wake up the places in the body that helps the body fight off infection. The body develops antibodies in readiness for that virus or bacteria in the future. The Covid-19 vaccine breaks down readily within hours once its job as described is done.


The currently approved Covid-19 vaccine has not been studied on children under the age of 17, and people in this age group therefore cannot receive this vaccine approved under ‘Emergency use Authorization’. Pregnant and breast feeding women were not recruited for the study, so they also cannot receive this vaccine. Those who have had and recovered from Covid-19, can take the Covid-19 vaccine after a period of time per your doctor’s medical advice.


Millions of Americans and people around the world have received the vaccines and aside from some common side effects from vaccines in general, the majority of vaccine recipients have been fine.


What to Expect


The Covid-19 vaccine is administered into a large muscle, like the shoulder. It is administered in the same way as the Flu shot. The Covid-19 vaccine is given in two doses, three to four weeks apart.


Some common responses reported include:

  • Soreness at the injection site

  • Some people reported feeling tired

  • Some people had mild stomach upset


While the vaccine is very new, the results of the study so far show the vaccine is safe and effective in protecting from becoming sick if exposed to Covid-19 virus.


The more people who get the vaccine, the better for everyone because there would be fewer people to get the virus from, and fewer people that the virus can be passed onto. Until most people are vaccinated, we are to continue wearing protective face covering.


LET'S ALL DO OUR PART TO GET BACK TO CHURCH AGAIN. LET'S GET VACCINATED!


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE

  • THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS HERE ( the number 19 is for 2019)

  • THE COVID-19 VACCINE PROTECTS YOU FROM GETTING SICK IF YOU ARE EXPOSED TO THE VIRUS

  • CHILDREN UNDER AGE 18, PREGNANT WOMEN, OR BREAST FEEDING MOTHERS CANNOT RECEIVE THIS

  • VACCINE under the current ‘Emergency use authorization’

  • CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU HAVE LIFE THREATENING ALLERGIES FOR WHICH YOU CARRY EPIPEN

  • THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS GIVEN IN TWO DOSES, THREE TO FOUR WEEKS APART

  • THE COVID-19 VACCINE DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR DNA

  • THE VACCINE PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED WHITE, BLACK, LATINO, ASIANS, AND OTHER RACES

  • THERE WERE NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE RESPONSES ACROSS RACES

  • THE PFIZER VACCINE AND THE MODERNA VACCINE HAD A COMBINED 76,000+ PARTICIPANTS

  • THE VACCINES ARE BEING ADMINISTERED IN STAGES. ASK YOUR DOCTOR IF IT'S YOUR TURN TO GET THE

  • VACCINE

  • COMMON RESPONSES AFTER GETTING THE VACCINE (similar to mild Flu-like symptoms from getting the

  • Flu vaccine)

    • SORENESS AT INJECTION SITE

    • TIREDNESS

    • MILD STOMACH UPSET

THE VACCINE IS SAFE. THE MORE PEOPLE WHO TAKE THE VACCINE, THE SOONER WE CAN RETURN TO CHURCH ONCE AND FOR ALL. DO YOUR PART. HELP US GET BACK TO CHURCH. TAKE THE VACCINE!

(From Notes taken at a Zoom call with one of the Principal researchers of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine)

 
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