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California Opens Federally Supported Mass Vaccination Sites

Motorists wait to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a federally-run vaccination s...

Photo by Jae C. Hong / Associated Press

Above: Motorists wait to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a federally-run vaccination site set up on the campus of California State University of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.

California opened federally supported mass vaccination sites Tuesday in Los Angeles and Oakland that are intended to bring inoculations to communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The sites opened on the east side of the nation’s second-largest city at California State University, Los Angeles, and on the east side of San Francisco Bay at Oakland Coliseum.

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Each is expected to be able to administer 6,000 vaccinations a day by the end of the week. Each will also have mobile units to head out into communities.

At Cal State LA, groups of cars pulled up to tents manned by military personnel. People were able arrive on foot or public transportation as well.

“It’s proximate to a community that has been disproportionately impacted by this pandemic,” Gov. Gavin Newsom told a press conference. “The effort here is to address that issue forthrightly.”

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