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About 400 NYPDs were vaccinated this morning

About 400 NYPDs were vaccinated this morning

Cars parked at the COVID-19 test site at Dodger Stadium on January 4.
Cars queue up at the COVID-19 test site at Dodger Stadium on January 4. Al Seib / Los Angeles Times / Shutterstock

Dodger Stadium will become a Covid-19 vaccination site by the end of the week and will not take the test after today, according to a statement from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Once the site is fully operational, up to 12,000 people can be vaccinated per day, the statement said, adding that moving to the vaccination site will reduce testing capacity in the province but will triple the number of vaccines available to the population. Plans are underway to expand testing to other sites across the province.

Vaccines are the surest way to defeat this virus and chart a path to recovery, so the city, county and our entire team are putting our best resources on the field to vaccinate Angelenos as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible, ”Garcetti said.

“In this dark moment of rocketing cases, hospitalizations and deaths, this bold move of introducing Covid-19 testing and vaccines into the heart of Los Angeles reflects the dual nature of this moment – it’s dark, but at the same time full of hope,” said Hilda Solis. Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Directors.

On Sunday, the California Department of Public Health announced that anyone in the highest priority groups known as Phase 1A – including health care workers, aged care home residents and staff, and those who live in gathering places, such as shelters – will be eligible. Get vaccinated starting today.

Data from the Department of Health shows that about 33% of the doses received were administered statewide.

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