Dodger Stadium will become a Covid-19 vaccination site by the end of the week and will no longer offer testing, according to a statement from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Once the site is fully operational, up to 12,000 people can be vaccinated daily, the statement said, adding that moving to the vaccination site will reduce testing capacity in the province but will triple the number of vaccines available to the population. Plans are underway to expand testing to other sites across the province.
Vaccines are the surest way to defeat this virus and chart a path to recovery, so the city, county and our entire team are putting our best resources on the field to vaccinate Angelenos as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible, ”Garcetti said.
“In this dark moment of infections, hospitalizations and deaths skyrocketing, this bold move of introducing Covid-19 testing and vaccines into the heart of Los Angeles reflects the twin nature of this moment – it’s dark, but at the same time full of hope,” the board said. Los Angeles County Superintendent Hilda Solis.
On Sunday, the California Department of Public Health announced that anyone in the highest-priority groups known as Phase 1A – including health care workers, residents of nursing homes and staff, and those who live in gathering places, such as shelters – They will be eligible for the vaccination starting today.
Data from the Department of Health shows that about 33% of the doses received were administered statewide.
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