Levi Stadium mass vaccination site to close June 24 – CBS San Francisco
SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) – As demand for the COVID-19 vaccination wanes, Santa Clara County health officials announced Monday that they will close the mass vaccination site at Levi’s Stadium on June 24.
The announcement comes amid an optimistic outlook for COVID-19 in the county with cases slowing to less than 2 per day per 100,000 people. Almost 80 percent of county residents aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
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“We have come a long way since the vaccination rollout began in our county in December 2020,” said Dr. Jennifer Tong, deputy chief medical officer of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, in a press release. “Through working with organizations like the 49ers, Santa Clara County has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country. The county will continue to adapt our vaccination program to meet the changing needs of the community. “
Levi’s Stadium – home to the San Francisco 49ers – was one of California’s largest capacity vaccination sites and vaccinated nearly 12,000 people in a single day at maximum capacity in mid-April.
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As of June 13, the site has administered more than 350,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“We felt it was important to play a role in helping protect our community from COVID-19 and we are proud to have been able to do so over the past few months,” 49ers president Al Guido said. about working with locals. health officials.
Those who have only received their first dose of a two-dose vaccine from Levi’s Stadium when the vaccination site is closed will be able to arrange their second dose at any other site in the county.
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For additional sites, meeting times, meeting locations, and other vaccine administration information for Santa Clara County, please visit sccfreevax.org.