Virus Outbreak

Pfizer, left, and Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccines are prepared for use at a clinic in November.

As COVID-19 ramps up yet again, an alarmingly low portion of San Franciscans is  heeding the call to get the latest booster even though The City's rate is much higher than the rest of California and the nation.

“The thing keeping me up at night is the low booster uptake rates. A lot of people are over COVID and think it will be mild, which is not necessarily true depending on where and who you are,” said Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious disease expert at UCSF. “It will help in the short term against infection in many people, and particularly, people over 65.”

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