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The Dodger Stadium coronavirus vaccination supersite will close down at the end of May, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday morning, noting the site will “wind down” operations in the coming weeks.
One of the largest vaccination sites in the country, Dodger Stadium has administered more than 420,000 vaccine doses since it opened in January. Before that time, the historic location served as a coronavirus testing site, where 1,038,899 Angelenos were tested, according to the mayor’s office.
“Access and equity remain our North Stars in the campaign to protect public health and get every Angeleno vaccinated — and the Dodgers have been extraordinary partners in helping us save lives,” Mayor Garcetti said in a statement. “Dodger Stadium set the standard for sports franchises and community institutions playing a starring role in our COVID-19 response for the country. As we enter the next phase in our vaccination program with the continued support of our dedicated partners CORE, LAFD, Carbon Health, USC School of Pharmacy, Curative, and the County Department of Public Health, our City is prepared to bring doses to Angelenos and move us closer to the end of this pandemic.”
As of Friday, nearly 50 percent of eligible Los Angeles County residents have received at least one dose and 30 percent are fully vaccinated, according to the mayor’s office.
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