After Governor Newsom made his goal to vaccinate 1 million additional people in ten days, mass COVID-19 vaccination sites have started opening at major locations across the state. These mass vaccination sites are built to helping the quick vaccination of the masses in California and have been set up at large landmarks across the state.
And according to the AP tracker, the state has only vaccinated about 2% of the population. The state still has about 2 million vaccines available, so a speedy rollout is essential in the light of the states COVID-19 surge.
In an interview with David Friedberg and San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney, on discussing the strategies to put in place to improve the vaccination efforts in the state, David Friedberg said,
“I think everything should be built around removing friction, removing barriers. We need to have more access sites. Have volunteers provide vaccinations, no insurance intake on the forms, and let anyone who needs it or wants to get a vaccine. Sign up and be in line and go get a vaccine,”
As of today, COVID-19 vaccination sites are opening in different areas in the state. California health department says in the Bay Area, about 185,000 vaccines have been administered so far.
Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Currently Available in California
- Disneyland in Orange County
- Dodger Stadium in LA County
- Long Beach Convention Center
- CalExpo fairgrounds in Sacramento County (vaccinating frontline workers only)
The officials at the federal level asked states to prioritize distribution based on a number of criteria. After healthcare workers, vulnerable populations, including those in assisted and/or long care living, medically vulnerable and people aged 65 and older. These are the most highly vulnerable population currently being affected and hospitalized. For further details and plans for vaccine rollout please see full article below. Stay up to date on the latest testing sites HERE.