New neighborhood-level data on vaccination in San Francisco shows that the highest dose percentage area is Japantown and the least vaccinated area is Treasure Island.
In Japantown, 37% of 3,532 residents received one or more cans, followed by Twin Peaks, where 24% of 8,019 residents received a shot or two. By now, only 5% of Treasure Island’s 3,064 residents had been vaccinated.
The tenderloin, another quarter with lower incomes, is also lagging behind with 13% of vaccinated residents.
“A mobile vaccination station that is needed along with the Tenderloin on TI,” tweeted San Francisco supervisor Matt Haney on Saturday afternoon, noting that Treasure Island has a large population of elderly, low-income residents.
The data comes from the city’s updated vaccine tracker, which now includes a table showing the population of each neighborhood, the number of neighborhood residents who received vaccines, and the percentage of each neighborhood’s residents who received at least one shot are listed.
The data does not show that the richest and whitest neighborhoods receive a higher dose percentage.
The marina, for example, lags Bayview-Hunters Point with 13% of the vaccinated population compared to 18% of the population. In other affluent neighborhoods like Pacific Heights and Haight Ashbury, a lower proportion of residents are vaccinated than in lower-income areas like Chinatown and Excelsior.
Overall, Asian San Franciscans have the highest vaccination rate of any ethnic group at 32% of the administered doses – close to their 34.6% population.
White residents, on the other hand, lag slightly: around 30% of the cans went to white, non-Spanish residents, although they make up over 42% of the city’s population. Hispanic and black residents are also slightly behind when it comes to vaccination rates, although not as much as the white Franciscans.
The ethnicity data is self-reported, which means it does not exactly match the U.S. census estimates used to categorize San Franciscans. For example, 14.5% of vaccines were given to people who identified their race as “other” or “unknown”, even though those categories made up only 0.5% of the city’s population in the census.
When it comes to age, the city appears to be following the California framework: people over 65 make up only 17% of the population of San Francisco, but have received 48% of the footage so far. People under the age of 34 received 17% of the shots while making up almost 40% of the population.
Overall, San Francisco has vaccinated about 17% of its population with at least one dose. Overall, that’s better than the US: 14.6% of Americans have received at least one shot, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Susie Neilson is a contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @susieneilson