Biden’s administration has recently shown seriousness around COVID vaccination in California. His administration announced that they’d be opening the first mass vaccination centers in California, which will be up and running by February 16th, 2021.
This is to hasten up vaccination in the state and areas critically affected by the pandemic.
Governor Newsom has faced heavy criticism concerning how slow his vaccination efforts are. Currently, California offers over 1 million doses of vaccines weekly, but somehow, it is still one of the US states with the least number of people vaccinated.
In an interview, the Governor said, “No one is satisfied with the pace of distribution of these vaccines. We have more work to do, but we have made demonstrable progress, and we will continue to build on that.”
The mass vaccination centers are located in Oakland-Alameda Coliseum and California State University, Los Angeles. These centers will be run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
FEMA will provide the staff and the necessary facilities to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Governor Newsom is confident about these vaccination sites opening in California. According to him, about 6000 vaccines will be administered daily when this project kicks off.
ICU Capacity in California
Things are looking positive in the state as California’s top health official, Dr. Mark Ghaly, said the latest trend pointed out that in the last two weeks, COVID-19 related hospitalizations and ICU administrations have decreased by about 28.8% and 18.9% respectively. By next month, ICU capacity in the state should be well past 15%.
In a news release after a reporter questioned him about the COVID variants, he said, “The chance for another surge in California is real. It’s still circulating, COVID is, in our communities. Our case rates are down, but they’re not low.”
This shows that we should all take active steps in maintaining the safety precautions because we’re all in this fight together.
Additional Vaccination Sites Opening in California Soon!
We’re fully invested in the fight against coronavirus. Our on-site teams hope to have vaccination centers open soon to continue this fight. In the meantime, to find a vaccination site near you, visit the CDC website and see where they are offered.