Mass COVID-19 Vaccine Site At Dodger Stadium to Close by End of May


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The mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodgers Stadium is officially closing at the end of next month.

The Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, made the announcement Friday, stating that the vaccination site will close by the end of May.

The announcement follows a decrease in demand for the vaccine, part of a trend in California to bring doses closer to where people live as appointments in some places go unfilled.

The Mayor adds that Los Angeles will transition the vaccination efforts to more "appointment-free" options, along with adding more doses to walk-up centers and mobile clinics.

Dodgers Stadium made history as one of the nation's most prominent sites for COVID-19 immunity response - first serving as a mass testing site, then delivering vaccine doses.

According to KTLA, Dodgers Stadium tested more than 1 million people, and the vaccination numbers have topped 400,000 doses.

According to the city, more than 1 million people were tested at the stadium, and the number of vaccine doses administered there has topped 420,000.

In the state of California, nearly 19 million people of an estimated 32 million who are eligible for the vaccine are partially or fully immunized.

According to the city, there are now more than 700 locations in the county where people can be vaccinated.

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