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New Vaccine Super-Site Opens At Cal Poly Pomona

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Amy Wang, 68, receives her COVID-19 vaccine on the opening day of a large-scale vaccination site at Cal Poly Pomona University. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images)
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A new mass vaccination site opened Saturday at Cal Poly Pomona.

The indoor, walk-through location is the collaboration of a group of healthcare organizations, including Kaiser Permanente.

Dr. Michael E. Morris, the physician director for Kaiser's Southern California COVID-19 vaccination program, said the new site is accessible by public transportation to residents from vulnerable communities in eastern L.A. County and the western Inland Empire.

“There's a bus stop ... adjacent to the site where the vaccines are being given,” he said.

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Vaccines at the Cal Poly Pomona site are sourced exclusively from the state.

“We were successful in getting the 42,000 doses,” he said, but those doses “will not last a very long time, so we need more.”

The Cal Poly Pomona site has the capacity to vaccinate up to 10,000 people a day, depending on vaccine supply.

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