Levi’s Stadium Is Slated to End Up Being the Largest Mass Vaccination Website in California Next Week
SF 49ers President Al Guido and the County of Santa Clara jointly announced Friday that Levi’s Stadium will open this coming Tuesday as California’s largest COVID-19 vaccination website– and it’s anticipated to inoculate more people daily than the immunization website at LA’s Dodger Stadium.
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in 2015 was demoralizing sluggish and all sorts of complicated. But, at least since late, things appear to be fortifying and streamlining as local, state, and nationwide vaccination strategies continue to enhance ease of access to both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. (It’s still quasi unclear how Johnston & Johnson’s more booster-like vaccine will play into those plans.) Starting next week, a turning point will take place in the race to vaccinate the masses: Levi’s Stadium in South Bay will open up as the biggest vaccination website in the state, to date.
According to KTVU and the Chronicle, the 49ers and Santa Clara County stated the vaccination site at Levi’s Stadium will open Tuesday with the preliminary capability to vaccinate 5,000 individuals per day. The current strategy is to eventually increase capability approximately 15,000 people a day as vaccine materials increase.
” We acknowledge the urgent need for a reliable and equitable vaccination effort for our neighborhood and are proud to partner with the County of Santa Clara to bring this vaccination site online as quickly and effectively as possible,” 49ers President Al Guido said in a statement, per KTVU. “We have brought every resource at our disposal to bear on this difficulty to ensure members of the neighborhood we reside in each and every day can be immunized securely and rapidly.”
The website will be staffed and operated by the County of Santa Clara Health System; these first rounds of vaccinations will be offered to Santa Clara County homeowners– who live in what’s still the Bay Area’s epicenter of the pandemic.
As it stands now, Santa Clara County Public Health Department gets a weekly allotment of vaccines from California, which distributed to regional doctor, community centers, and Stanford Healthcare; each medical company, center, and healthcare facility that receives the dosages is then required to follow the county’s vaccine circulation guidelines when picking how to administer its allocation.
More specifically: vaccine doses for the Levi’s Stadium mass vaccination website will originate from the County Health System’s batch, with its ability to immunize individuals “depending on how much vaccine the state assigns to our community,” according to the county.
As SFGate kept in mind, Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles is likewise presently working as a mass vaccination website– with a capacity to immunize some 12,000 individuals each day, when supply boosts. When it opened in January, Mayor Eric Garcetti stated it would “be among the biggest in the country, if not the most significant in the country.”
Well, half that statement still sounds true.
” The 49ers are constantly happy to show up for our community in good times and in attempting times,” Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez said in a news release about the soon-to-be-opened mass vaccination website. “They totally comprehend the needs of Santa Clara County and the significance of the effective, fast, and fair distribution of the vaccine to our homeowners.”
Levi’s Stadium pivot to becoming a place for denizens of Santa Clara comes throughout a time when Bay Location vaccination websites– like San Francisco’s new one at Moscone center that opened Friday– are rolling out to both test and immunize citizens of the region.
And as research is blessedly revealing: the existing roaster of vaccines (and even the previously pointed out Johnson & Johnson’s booster-like shot) remain effective amid emerging COVID-19 versions, however will still require to be fine-tuned at some time in the future.
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