Dodger Stadium Set To Turn Into COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Amid Lockdown, Thousands Wait To Get Tested For COVID-19 In Los Angeles County

Dodger Stadium will be holding off testing for the virus and shift to a massive vaccination site, the city announced Sunday.

Testing operations at the stadium will end Monday. The site will be converted to vaccination by the end of the week, reaching an expected 12,000 vaccinations per day once it is fully operational. Here is what Mayor Eric Garcetti said late Sunday:

"From early on in this pandemic, Dodger Stadium has been home base for our testing infrastructure, a vital part of our effort to track the spread of COVID-19, try to get ahead of outbreaks, and save lives," Mayor Eric Garcetti said. "Vaccines are the surest route to defeating this virus and charting a course to recovery, so the City, County, and our entire team are putting our best resources on the field to get Angelenos vaccinated as quickly, safely, and efficiently as possible."

The city opened Dodger Stadium for COVID-19 testing in May 2020 and since then more than 1 million tests have been administered there.

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