SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Monkeypox is currently spreading in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the country. Here's the latest on vaccine availability, cases and more.
Confirmed and probable monkeypox cases by county:
This map is updated every weekday at 6 p.m. PST with the most up-to-date information available
Aug. 19, 2022
Health officials in Santa Clara County say they are now vaccinating more people who are at the highest risk of getting monkeypox. It's because of changes in rules by the Food and Drug Administration that will allow them to stretch out their supply.
Before, the vaccines were injected subcutaneously, or under the skin. Now they're being injected intradermally, just under the top layer of skin.
County health experts say this method helps stretch the vaccine supply.
"Only 1/5 as much of the dose is used for that intradermal injection compared to the full dose that was used before," said Dr. Jennifer Tong, associate chief medical officer Santa Clara Valley Medical Center of Santa Clara County. "This was approved by the FDA based on a study that was done a few years ago."
Walk-in monkeypox vaccine clinic at Zuckerberg SF General as 1,000 cases reported across Bay Area
You'll have one more chance to get a monkeypox vaccine at Zuckerberg SF general Friday. A walk-in clinic is happening from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
There are more than 1,000 cases reported in the Bay Area. The majority are in San Francisco, which has 618 cases.
There are at least 143 cases in Alameda County and 107 in Santa Clara County.
The Biden administration announced an additional 1.8 million doses of the vaccine will be available for orders next week.
Aug. 18, 2022
WHO: Total number of monkeypox cases worldwide jumped 20% in past week
The World Health Organization says the total number of monkeypox cases worldwide has jumped 20% in just the past week.
More than 2,300 cases have been reported in California and 610 in San Francisco.
The walk-in vaccination clinic at Zuckerberg SF General Hospital will be back open Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
City health officials say all 574 people who walked in wanting a vaccine were served.
The department is planning to update us on more clinic hours once it gets additional doses.
Aug. 17, 2022
Santa Clara becomes 3rd county to reach triple-digit cases
Zuckerberg San Francisco General will offer more monkeypox vaccines. Walk-ins will be served from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
It comes as Santa Clara becomes the third Bay Area county to reach a triple digit number of cases. It has 100.
Alameda County has more than 130.
San Francisco has, by far, the most in the Bay Area, an even 600.
Solano County is now in the orange tier on this map -- with 21 reported cases.
Aug. 16, 2022
Nancy Pelosi to hold monkeypox response town hall
Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is hosting a town hall to provide an update on the ongoing response to the monkeypox outbreak. Several San Francisco health experts will take part in the conversation.
San Francisco has the most monkeypox cases in the Bay Area, with more than 500 confirmed cases.
The only other counties with more than 50 cases are Alameda and Santa Clara. Nearly 2,000 cases have been reported across the state.
Aug. 15, 2022
SF monkeypox vaccine clinic expanded to meet demand
The San Francisco Department of Public Health announced Monday that they will expand the hours of their walk-in monkeypox vaccine clinic by doubling those hours.
Instead of being open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., their clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital will stay open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, as long as supply allows.
"We are expanding hours of this vaccine clinic, we are now going to be able to double the amount of time that we're offering vaccine at this clinic," said San Francisco Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax.
This comes as San Francisco's total case number of 563 makes up more than a quarter of California's total case count of nearly 2,000.
Colfax says even though the lines lacing around the hospital have started to die down, their work is far from over as demand remains high.
They're now averaging 600 to 700 vaccines a day.
Monkeypox vaccine clinic reopens this morning
A monkeypox vaccination clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital will reopen this morning.
Both SF General and Kaiser Permanente held walk-in clinics on Saturday after the city received about 10,000 vaccine doses.
SF General says it administered 822 doses and all walk-ins were served.
UCSF Health says it is providing vaccines as well, even for those who aren't UCSF patients.
The lines weren't so long over the weekend at SF General compared to previous clinics. The hospital says it has streamlined the registration process.
It reopens at 8 a.m.
Aug. 12, 2022
Two San Francisco walk-in clinics for Monkeypox vaccine open on Saturday
A heads up if you're looking for a Monkeypox vaccine.
San Francisco plans to open a second walk-in clinic on Saturday at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center.
It's on Geary Blvd. between Baker and Lyon Streets.
The clinic will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital's clinic will also be open Saturday for walk-ins.
It will run from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Building 30.
Aug. 11, 2022
Zuckerberg SF General vaccine clinic reopens with shorter lines as Bay Area counties prepare for new way to administer shots
The vaccine clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General reopened at 8 a.m. for walk-ins. On Wednesday, they gave out more than 700 doses -- and the lines were much shorter.
Many Bay Area counties are preparing to change the way the vaccine is administered.
ABC7 News told you earlier this week about the new recommendation from the FDA to give people one-fifth of a full dose. The smaller shot has to be administered in a different way, between layers of skin, rather than under the skin. That requires special training.
Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis was among those from across the state who took part in a call to discuss the change. He said, "The main topic of that meeting was how this might roll out across the state. This is going to be a gamer changer for us. If we really can use five doses per vial instead of one."
One concern - health officials say they don't know if the vaccine will work as well. It will be at least several days until most counties make the switch.
5 a.m.US surpasses 10,000 cases of Monkeypox, CDC says
There are more than 10,000 Monkeypox cases in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The public health agency says there are currently 10,392 monkeypox cases as of Wednesday.
Aug. 9, 2022
4 p.m.California holds special hearing to address monkeypox outbreak
On Tuesday afternoon, State Senator Scott Wiener held a special hearing about the monkeypox outbreak in California. He thinks the state can continue to do more to address the growing crisis. There are now over 500 cases just in San Francisco alone. Some of the things Wiener is asking for include: His team has submitted a $38.5 million emergency state budget request to help support local public health departments. He's also asking for regulatory changes that would allow county and community clinics to use COVID funding to help them address the monkeypox crisis locally. Specifically, they could then use COVID funding for things like monkeypox testing, outreach, etc. And, of course, he's calling on federal partners to manufacture and send more vaccines to the state of California as soon as possible.
3 p.m.SF monkeypox vaccine clinic to reopen Wednesday for walk-ins
On Tuesday, the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital's monkeypox vaccine clinic administered more than 750 doses, and all walk-ins received a vaccination.
The clinic will open for walk-ins Wednesday, Aug. 10 through Friday, Aug. 12 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
There have been 501 confirmed or probable monkeypox cases in the city as of Tuesday, according to health officials.
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital's Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic Reopens Tuesday
The monkeypox vaccine clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital will reopen Tuesday.
The city received 10,000 more doses of the vaccine from the federal supply, according to the San Francisco Department of Public Health. It will hold a walk-in vaccination clinic from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday through Friday.
The city says ZSFGH will also be open on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Kaiser, UCSF and Sutter will also provide doses, but appointments are required.
As of 5:40 a.m., ABC7's Ryan Curry says there are about 40 - 50 people in line.
Aug. 8, 2022
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital's Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic Reopens Tuesday
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital says it'll reopen its monkeypox vaccination clinic on Tuesday.
The San Francisco Department of Public Health says the city received 10,000 doses of the vaccine from the federal supply.
That's more than double the previous two allotments.
It will hold a walk-in vaccination clinic from 8a.m. to noon on Tuesday through Friday.
The city says ZSFGH will also be open on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 8a.m. to 3:30p.m.
Kaiser, UCSF and Sutter will also provide doses, but appointments are required.
Aug. 4, 2022
Santa Clara County receives additional 2,154 monkeypox vaccine doses
Santa Clara County has received an additional 2,154 doses of monkeypox vaccine, the county announced Thursday. The county added that Public Health pharmacy staff immediately unpacked and properly stored it.
Biden administration declares monkeypox a public health emergency
Amid growing calls from health officials across the country, the Biden administration declared the current monkeypox outbreak to be a public health emergency in the U.S. on Thursday afternoon.
By issuing a declaration, HHS will be able to take a series of actions including accessing funds set aside for such an emergency as well as appointing personnel to positions directly responding to the emergency. It also gives Health Secretary Xavier Becerra significant flexibility to bend federal rules or waive requirements on government health programs like Medicaid, Medicare and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Full story here.
Monkeypox vaccine clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Closed Thursday
The vaccine clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital is closed for walk-ins on Thursday.
The city's public health department blames a lack of supply, after giving out more than 2,000 doses since Monday.
San Francisco now has nearly 400 monkeypox cases -- the most of any Bay Area city.
Health officials have promised an update when more vaccines arrive.
Aug. 3, 2022
10,000 vaccine doses heading to SF
The San Francisco Public Health Department says more than 10,000 vaccine doses are coming to the city.
It's unclear when those doses will be available, but it's more than double what they have received in previous allotments.
Six hundred and fifty doses were administered Tuesday at Zuckerberg San Francisco General.
The clinic will be open again starting at 8 a.m. for walk-ins.
It'll be open until noon, or until they give out the rest of what they currently have.
CA's 2nd pediatric case of monkeypox confirmed in Long Beach
California's second pediatric case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Long Beach.
Data shows men who have sex with men have made up the majority of monkeypox cases nationwide, but now a small number of women and children have become infected.
Long Beach Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis says that while sharing bedding with someone who has monkeypox blisters could be a danger, trying on, say, back-to-school clothes is low risk.
Dr. Dean Winslow says parents should certainly not panic over news of another pediatric case.
Aug. 1, 2022
Newsom declares state of emergency in CA for monkeypox, plans to amp up response
Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency to bolster California's response to the monkeypox virus, including testing, vaccines and public outreach. Here's the full story.
Monkeypox vaccine clinic at Zuckerberg SF General gives out 950 doses
The monkeypox vaccine clinic at Zuckerberg SF General Hospital gave out approximately 950 doses on Monday, officials said. The clinic at Building 30 will reopen for walk-ins on Tuesday, Aug.2, from 8 a.m.-noon or until supply is exhausted.
The monkeypox vaccine clinic reopens Monday at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital for walk-ins.
It will be open Monday through Friday from 8a.m. through noon until it runs out of the vaccine.
But according to ABC7's Ryan Curry, on Monday, the line is "long," adding "it stretches several blocks."
The clinic is located at 1001 Potrero, Building 30.
San Francisco, overall including ZSFGH, Kaiser Permanente, etc., is expected to receive about 4,220 monkeypox vaccine doses this week.
Those eligible include gay, bisexual and other men or trans people who have sex with other men, as well as people who were in close contact or at an event with someone with a suspected or confirmed case of monkeypox.
July 28, 2022
SF declares local health emergency over monkeypox
San Francisco officials announced a local public health emergency to strengthen the city's response to the monkeypox outbreak amid a rise in cases. On July 28, SFDPH reported an additional 20 monkeypox cases, bringing the total number of cases in San Francisco residents to 281. Here's the full story.
July 27, 2022
More monkeypox vaccine doses en route to SF
San Francisco's Department of Public Health says it was informed that the city will receive 4,220 monkeypox vaccine doses this week. It is still unclear when these doses will arrive, and officials say they will keep the public informed of when the Zuckerberg SF General clinic will open for walk-ins. For more info about appointments, go here.
3:30 p.m.Monkeypox disproportionately impacting Latino gay, bisexual men in Santa Clara Co., officials say
Santa Clara County released data showing the virus is disproportionately impacting Latino gay and bisexual men in the county. Officials opened the county fairgrounds for vaccination efforts.
Sen. Wiener calls for monkeypox state of emergency
Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released a statement calling on San Francisco and California to declare a state 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 that spread and that Monkeypox is now being detected in our sewage, we know that cases are high and will continue to grow. Monkeypox is painful and isolating, and no one should have to experience it.
"Unfortunately, because our federal government failed to act quickly to acquire the vaccine supplies needed to prevent an outbreak, we are now in a public health emergency that is only going to escalate. Given that gay and bi men and trans people are the most impacted, it's sadly becoming clear that we are being left behind once again.
"That's why I'm calling on San Francisco and California to declare a State of Emergency. State of Emergency declarations will create significant flexibility around testing, contracting for services, and administration of vaccinations. It will allow us to use all the resources in our power to contain the outbreak. Right now, we don't have enough vaccines or testing, and we need flexibility to expand access to both. We have no time to waste: this is happening now, it's serious, and we need to do everything we can to contain it."
US signs off on 800,000 more doses of monkeypox vaccine
After weeks of delays, nearly 800,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccine will soon be available for distribution, U.S. health regulators said Wednesday.
The announcement comes amid growing criticism that authorities have been too slow in deploying the vaccine, potentially missing the window to contain what could soon become an entrenched infectious disease. Get the full story here.
Monkeypox vaccine clinic to open at Steamworks in Berkeley
There are now more than 3,500 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the U.S., the most of any country in the world. Monkeypox cases nationwide have gone up by 33% in the past four days.
The vaccine clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital will be closed again Wednesday because of a shortage of shots. The city's health department says it has asked the federal government for 35,000 doses, but has only received 7,800.
The head of New York City's health department wants the World Health Organization to rename the virus. He says this would avoid "stigmatizing" patients who may be reluctant to seek care.
And Wednesday, a vaccine clinic will open at noon at Steamworks in Berkeley. There will be 300 doses given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Another is planned next Wednesday, August 3.
July 26, 2022
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 preliminarily tested positive after being exposed in an area that currently has an outbreak and is seeking medical care. The case was subsequently reported to the Napa County Public Health Department.
The county and the resident, who is currently isolating, are awaiting confirmation testing from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The county did not disclose the location of the monkeypox outbreak where the resident was exposed.
9 a.m.Zuckerberg SF General monkeypox vaccine clinic closed due to lack of supply
Starting Tuesday, the monkeypox vaccine clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital will be closed until they get more vaccine. The Department of Public Health says it hasn't been told by the federal government what its vaccine allotment will be this week.
The agency has requested 35,000 doses. So far, it has received only 7,800.
Currently, there's only one lab that makes the vaccine, but it has agreed to license it to other manufacturers. On Monday, the hospital clinic gave out about 500 doses.
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