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City Of LA Says Dodger Stadium Vaccination Site Will Temporarily Close Because First Doses Are Low

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Cars line up late last month for vaccine appointments at Dodger Stadium. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti says the city is expected to exhaust its current supply of the Moderna vaccine for first-dose appointments by tomorrow. That's why the city will have to temporarily close Dodger Stadium and the other four non-mobile vaccination sites on Friday and Saturday.

Here's the Mayor speaking during his briefing tonight:

"This is not where I want to be. It's not where we deserve to be. And we have firefighters, we have workers from core, we have clinicians, ready to draw vaccines, ready to give vaccines, ready to welcome traffic in and out by car by foot into our centers, but we won't have those vaccines because the supply, isn't there."

Garcetti says the hope is to receive more vaccines and reopen all those sites by Tuesday or Wednesday. The mayor also say this will not affect those waiting for their second dose.

L.A. County health officials had warned last week that the immediate concentration at county-run facilities would be on getting second doses to people.

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