by Jamie White
Just a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave emergency use authorization of the COVID-19 injection to children 5 to 11, the San Francisco government has immediately moved to mandate it for all children in the Bay Area.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) announced during a town hall on Tuesday that vaccine passport requirements already imposed on the city will be expanded to include children 5 to 11 years old.
“A related question which people have asked me, which is, what about the local San Francisco health orders that require vaccination to go into a restaurant or go to a Warriors game, when is that going to apply to children 5 to 11?” Dr. Susan Phililp, SFDPH director of Disease Prevention and Control Branch said.
“We definitely want to wait and make sure that children have an opportunity to get vaccinated, so that will happen no sooner than about 8 weeks after the vaccine is available to kids.”