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San Francisco Bay Area Monkeypox Daily Updates: Vaccination Clinic Reopens at Zuckerberg General Hospital in San Francisco for Walk-in Visits


SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Monkeypox is currently spreading in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the country. Here’s the latest information on vaccine availability, cases and more.

Number of cases by county (including probable cases):

Alameda (including Berkeley): 58

Counter-rib: 18

Sailor: 2

Napas: 1

San Francisco: 305

San Mateo: 11

Santa Clara: 46

Santa Cruz: 5

Solan: 6

Sonoma: 8

August 1, 2022

8am

The monkeypox vaccination clinic reopens Monday at Zuckerberg General Hospital in San Francisco for walk-in visits.

It will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until noon until there is no more vaccine.

But according to ABC7’s Ryan Curry on Monday, the line is “long”, adding “it stretches for several blocks”.

The ZSFG is expected to receive approximately 4,220 doses of monkeypox vaccine this week.

The clinic is located at 1001 Potrero, building 30.

Eligible people include gay, bisexual, and other men or trans people who have sex with other men, as well as people who have been in close contact or in an event with a suspected or confirmed person from monkeypox.

July 28, 2022

2:30 p.m.

SF declares local monkeypox health emergency

San Francisco officials announced a local public health emergency to bolster the city’s response to the monkeypox outbreak amid an increase in cases. On July 28, the SFDPH reported 20 more cases of monkeypox, bringing the total number of cases among San Francisco residents to 281. Here’s the full story.

July 27, 2022

4 p.m.

More doses of monkeypox vaccine on the way to SF

The San Francisco Department of Public Health said it has been notified that the city will receive 4,220 doses of the monkeypox vaccine this week. It’s still unclear when those doses will arrive, and officials say they’ll keep the public updated on when the Zuckerberg SF General Clinic will open for walk-in visits. For more information on appointments, go here.

3:30 p.m.Monkeypox disproportionately impacts Latino gay and bisexual men in Santa Clara Co., officials say

Santa Clara County released data showing the virus disproportionately affects Latino gay and bisexual men in the county. Officials opened the county fairgrounds for vaccination efforts.

12:15 p.m.

Senator Wiener calls for monkeypox emergency

Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued a statement calling on San Francisco and California to declare states of emergency due to the growing monkeypox outbreak:

“Monkeypox is a public health crisis, and we need to treat it as such. In San Francisco alone, we have 222 cases – one of the highest rates in the United States. Given this spread and the fact that Monkeypox is now being detected in our sewage, we know that cases are high and will continue to rise Monkeypox is painful and isolating, and no one should have to experience it.

“Unfortunately, because our federal government did not act quickly to acquire the necessary vaccine supplies to prevent an outbreak, we are now in a public health emergency that will only get worse. Given that gay men, bisexuals and trans are the most affected, it becomes sadly evident that we are once again being left behind.

“That’s why I’m calling on San Francisco and California to declare states of emergency. State of emergency declarations will create significant flexibility around testing, contracting for services, and administering vaccinations. This will allow us to use all the resources in our power to contain the outbreak. At this time, we do not have enough vaccines or tests, and we need the flexibility to expand access to both. We do not ‘we have no time to waste: it’s happening now, it’s serious and we have to do everything we can to contain it.”

10am

US approves 800,000 more doses of monkeypox vaccine

After weeks of delay, nearly 800,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccine will soon be available for distribution, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.

The announcement comes amid growing criticism that authorities have been too slow to roll out the vaccine, potentially missing the window to contain what could soon become an entrenched infectious disease. Get the full story here.

8am

Monkeypox Vaccination Clinic Opens at Steamworks in Berkeley

There are now over 3,500 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the United States, the most of any country in the world. Nationwide cases of monkeypox are up 33% in the past four days.

The vaccination clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital will be closed again on Wednesday due to a vaccine shortage. The city’s health department says it requested 35,000 doses from the federal government, but only received 7,800.

The head of New York’s health department wants the World Health Organization to rename the virus. He says it would avoid “stigmatising” patients who might be reluctant to seek treatment.

And on Wednesday, a vaccination clinic will open at noon at Steamworks in Berkeley. 300 doses will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Another is scheduled for next Wednesday, August 3.

July 26, 2022

3:40 p.m.

1st possible case of monkeypox reported in Napa County

Napa County health officials announced Tuesday that they are investigating the county’s first probable case of monkeypox.

The county resident previously tested positive after being exposed in an area that is currently experiencing an outbreak and is seeking medical attention. The case was later reported to the Napa County Public Health Department.

The county and the resident, who is currently in isolation, are awaiting confirmatory testing from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The county did not disclose the location of the monkeypox outbreak where the resident was exposed.

9amZuckerberg SF General monkeypox vaccination clinic closed due to lack of supply

Starting Tuesday, the monkeypox vaccination clinic at Zuckerberg General Hospital in San Francisco will be closed until they receive more shots. The Department of Public Health says the federal government has not told it what its vaccine allocation will be this week.

The agency requested 35,000 doses. So far it has only received 7,800.

Currently, there is only one lab making the vaccine, but it has agreed to license it to other manufacturers. On Monday, the hospital clinic distributed about 500 doses.

MORE | What is monkey pox? What you need to know about the virus, the symptoms

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