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COVID vaccine: Los Angeles to temporarily close Dodger Stadium, other vaccination sites, due to lack of supply

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti introduced Wednesday that 5 of the town’s COVID-19 vaccine websites — together with Dodger Stadium — will shut Friday and Saturday resulting from an absence of provides, studies.

“We’re vaccinating individuals sooner than new vials are arriving right here in Los Angeles,” he mentioned at a Wednesday night time press convention. “And I am very involved proper now. I am involved as your mayor that our vaccine provide is uneven, it is unpredictable and, too usually, inequitable.”

He mentioned that by Thursday, the town can have exhausted its provide of Moderna vaccines for first doses, prompting the closure of the non-mobile vaccination websites.

“We cannot have these vaccines as a result of the provision isn’t there,” Garcetti mentioned. “As quickly as we obtain extra provide, and I would love a name tonight or tomorrow from some supply on the state or nationwide stage saying we discovered some extra, however probably, hopefully Tuesday or Wednesday, we’ll begin the enterprise up once more.”  

The mayor additionally introduced that Los Angeles’ 5 city-run vaccination websites have administered 98% of the doses the town has obtained and common about 13,051 doses per day with a complete of 293,252 doses administered up to now.

In the meantime, Johnson & Johnson has utilized for emergency approval from the FDA for its one-dose COVID vaccine, making it the third COVID-19 vaccine that will be made publicly obtainable within the U.S. Federal regulators are scheduled to evaluation the corporate’s scientific trial knowledge on February 26. 

As of February 10, 33.8 million Individuals have obtained at the very least one dose of COVID vaccine whereas 10.5 million have obtained each doses, per CDC knowledge.

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