Los Angeles will close Dodger Stadium due to lack of supply with COVID vaccine

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Los Angeles will close Dodger Stadium due to lack of supply with COVID vaccine
Los Angeles will close Dodger Stadium due to lack of supply with COVID vaccine

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti introduced Wednesday that 5 of the town’s COVID-19 vaccine websites — together with Dodger Stadium — will close Friday and Saturday due to a lack of provides, CBS Los Angeles reports.

“We’re vaccinating people faster than new vials are arriving here in Los Angeles,” he stated at a Wednesday night time press convention. “And I’m very concerned right now. I’m concerned as your mayor that our vaccine supply is uneven, it’s unpredictable and, too often, inequitable.”

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

“We won’t have those vaccines because the supply is not there,” Garcetti stated. “As soon as we receive more supply, and I’d love a call tonight or tomorrow from some source at the state or national level saying we found some more, but most likely, hopefully Tuesday or Wednesday, we will start the business up again.”

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 to date.

Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson has utilized for emergency approval from the FDA for its one-dose COVID vaccine, making it the third COVID-19 vaccine that might be made publicly accessible within the U.S. Federal regulators are scheduled to overview the company’s medical trial knowledge on February 26.

As of February 10, 33.8 million Americans have obtained a minimum of one dose of COVID vaccine whereas 10.5 million have obtained each doses, per CDC data.

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