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Updated March 23, 2022 Current status of services at AITC:
We are open by appointment for:
- Single person Travel Health Visit appointments, with or without vaccinations. Limited availability. See What to expect for your Travel Heath Visit
- Routine adult and adolescent vaccinations — see CDC immunization schedule
- TB testing via skin test or Quantiferon blood test
- Blood testing to determine immunity to vaccine preventable diseases (measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, hepatitis A or B)
- COVID-19 vaccination for ages 12 years and up.
- Yellow fever vaccine will be offered if needed as part of our Travel Visit Health appointment.
- Please schedule a Travel Health Visit to receive Japanese encephalitis vaccine. If you have started the series at another clinic and would like to complete at our clinic, prior authorization required. Please speak with our nurse first, at (415) 554-2863.
Thank you for your understanding as we still have some staff deployed for COVID-19 operations.
Updated May 9, 2022
Question: How do I schedule an appointment for a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at AITC?
Answer: Click <here> and select the service “COV VAC ONE”. We offer Moderna on Thursdays and Pfizer on Fridays. Please note that minors age 12 through 17 years are only eligible for Pfizer vaccine — if age 12-17 choose only FRIDAY appointments
Question: How do I schedule an appointment for a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at AITC?
Answer: Please click <here> and select the service “COV VAC TWO MODERNA” or “COV VAC TWO PFIZER.” Also note that while the optimal time to receive your 2nd dose is 21 days (Pfizer) or 28 days (Moderna), per the US Centers for Disease Control you can get the 2nd dose up to 42 days after your first dose. If it has been more than 42 days since your first dose, you should still get the second dose as soon as you can.
Question: What is the consent process for COVID-19 vaccine for minors age 12 through 17 years?
Answer: Our preference is that the parent or legal guardian comes to the vaccination visit with the minor. If that is not possible, the minor may come to the visit with a completed Registration Package and COVID screening/registration form with the consent signed by the parent or legal guardian. If the minor comes to the visit without a signed consent, we will attempt to reach the parent or guardian by telephone. If we are unable to reach the parent or guardian by phone, we will follow Health Officer Order C19-19 which allows minors age 12 years and up to consent under certain circumstances.
Thank you very much for your participation.
For information about second boosters, please click here.
If you are eligible, make an appointment with us.
Please see this CDC page for booster dose eligibility. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html. You will be asked to attest to your eligibility for a booster, but will not need to show proof.
Boosters with Pfizer vaccine are available at AITC for ages 12 years and up. Boosters with Moderna vaccine are available for ages 18 and up. If you’re age 18 years or older the booster dose can be with either Pfizer or Moderna and does not need to match the vaccine product you got for your primary dose.
You may want to consult with your healthcare provider to discuss which booster vaccine product is best for you.
Consent process for minors age 12-17, please click here
Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine recipients are eligible for a booster (preferably with mRNA vaccine) at least 2 months after your primary dose.
Along with other SFDPH clinics, AITC will accommodate requests from Johnson & Johnson recipients who wish to get a 3rd dose. Must be age 18 years and older who have completed a J&J primary vaccine dose plus a single booster or supplemental dose. Timing is at least 5 months after the booster or supplemental dose.
- Eligibility is limited to SF residents and to non-SF residents who received their primary J&J dose in San Francisco. In addition, those who wish to receive this 3rd dose will need to self-attest that they have consulted with a health care provider before the dose is administered.
To be eligible you must have moderate or severe immune compromise as defined by CDC, and your 2nd dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine was at least 28 days ago.
Your regular healthcare provider is in the best position to determine if you are eligible, and administer a 3rd dose.
If you cannot access a third dose through your regular provider, you can schedule an appointment at AITC.
At the visit, you must self-attest to having one of the following conditions or treatments:
• Receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
• Received an organ transplant and am taking medicine to suppress my immune system
• Received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or am taking medicine to suppress the immune system
• Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
• Advanced or untreated HIV infection
• Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that suppress my immune response
If you’re age 18 years and up, you can mix-and-match booster doses … in other words, the vaccine product for your booster can be different from the vaccine product you got for your primary dose.
On our appointment page, you may select either one of the following:
-COVID Moderna Additional Dose for immunocompromised
-COVID Pfizer Additional Dose for immunocompromised
Call us! As part of the SF Dept. Public Health, Section on Communicable Disease, we have the knowledge and resources to evaluate potential rabies exposures and determine next steps. We administer human rabies immune globulin (HRIG) and rabies vaccines when needed, carefully following CDC protocol, and we do this at costs well below hospital emergency departments, and without the long wait. We are out-of-network for all insurers, so you may also want to check with your health plan to see what costs they will cover.
AITC seeks to make vaccination easy and affordable for persons who lack medical insurance or are experiencing financial hardship. Our free and low-cost vaccines change from time to time, depending on what we have available. Please see prices and eligibility for free and low-cost vaccines at AITC.
For persons between ages 10 through 18 years of age, AITC offers flexible discounts for vaccines or TB skin tests needed for school or work. We call it “Pay What You Can” and the amount you pay is up to you — anywhere from zero to our full price.
Vaccine or test available for Pay-What-You-Can Program
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- HPV Vaccine (Gardasil-9)
- Regular Flu vaccine or FluMist
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine (MMR)
- Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine (Menveo)
- Polio (IPOL)
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap or Td)
- Varicella (chickenpox) Vaccine
- TB Skin test
As San Francisco re-opens, your COVID-19 safety is still our priority
- All visitors and clinic staff must wear a face covering at all times per state regulations. This includes both vaccinated and unvaccinated persons. If you don’t have a face covering, we will provide one.
- All visits are by appointment-only. For your convenience, you can book an appointment online or call us at (415) 554-2625.
- We limit the number of patients inside the clinic at any one time and provide clear floor markings and signs inside and outside of the clinic to ensure social distancing.
- We conduct daily health screening for all staff and visitors before entering the clinic.
- There’s hand sanitizer available and our reception staff will assist you from behind a plexiglass barrier, for your safety and theirs.