SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Ahead of the state’s official reopening on June 15, San Francisco has a reached milestone in COVID vaccine immunizations.
Mayor London Breed announced San Francisco is the first major American city with 80% of eligible residents having received a vaccine dose.READ MORE: UPDATE: 15 Injured, 20 Rescued After Fire Erupts Inside San Francisco Tenderloin Apartment Building
I'm proud to announce that today San Francisco became the first major American city with 80% of our eligible residents having received a vaccine dose.
On Tuesday we'll remove nearly all local COVID-19 restrictions.
San Francisco will be fully reopen. https://t.co/RaMQy8tDAWREAD MORE: Two Die In San Francisco Shootings Early Saturday Morning
— London Breed (@LondonBreed) June 11, 2021
San Francisco may be one of the first major cities to reach herd immunity. According to the San Francisco Department of Health COVID dashboard, the city is seeing only about 12 to 13 new cases a day.MORE NEWS: Four Wounded In San Jose Early Saturday Morning Shootings
Many health experts believe the percentage of vaccinated needed to reach herd immunity has bumped up to 80-to-90 percent, a threshold some believe San Francisco has reached partly because of the high rate of infection during the winter.