UCSF Administers Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine to Frontline Staff 

By Elizabeth Fernandez

UCSF Medical Center has begun administering second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to frontline employees, including nurses, respiratory therapists, custodial workers, phlebotomists, and physicians who are at highest risk of exposure to COVID-19 at work. 

So far, approximately 10,000 high-risk employees have received the vaccine, as UCSF continues its multi-phased vaccine rollout guided by public health priorities.  

Some 21,500 employees are included in the initial, high-risk phase. Provided vaccine supplies remain stable, UCSF Health expects to administer about 1,600 doses per day, with two doses required for full effectiveness.  

UCSF received its first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 16, 2020, and began administering it that day. Additional supplies of both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine have arrived each week since then.