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Dodger Stadium to be Converted Into a COVID-19 Vaccination Center

Dodger Stadium has been used as a testing center for the COVID-19 virus almost since the start of the pandemic. That will change as the location adjusts from a testing location to a vaccination location. The drive-thru service will swap over to administer the vaccine to residents of Los Angeles. 

The testing operations for the facility will end on Monday, per the city. The process to change Dodger Stadium over to a vaccination center should take about a week. Once ready to go, they should have the capacity to administer 12,000 vaccinations a day

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While closing down Dodger Stadium will slow down the testing capabilities of the city, it will also triple the vaccine distribution. That was the major factor in deciding to change it over from strictly a testing facility, now that testing is more widely available. 

Over 1 million COVID-19 tests have been done at Dodger Stadium since it opened up for testing in May. They are the largest testing site in the country with the ability to test thousands of residents on a daily basis. Governor Gavin Newsom set a goal of administering 1 million vaccines over the next 9 days last Friday. 

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Written by Brook Smith

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