MLB Ballparks COVID-19 Vaccination Sites (twitter.com)

MLB ballparks across the country are now being used as COVID-19 vaccination sites.
Here’s the latest info on which stadiums are being used to help distribute the vaccines.

MLB ballparks across the country are now being used as COVID-19 vaccination sites.

Here’s the latest info on which stadiums are being used to help distribute the vaccines.

Citi Field, New York (Mets)
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and Mets owner Steve Cohen announced Tuesday that Citi Field will be used as one of the city’s 24/7 vaccination mega-sites starting the week of Jan. 25.

The Citi Field vaccination site, which will be run by New York City Health + Hospitals, is for all New Yorkers and will serve about 5,000-7,000 people per day, according to

.

Petco Park, San Diego (Padres)
Petco Park’s tailgate lot is now a County of San Diego Vaccination Super Station.

The super station at the Padres’ home began administering vaccines on Monday morning to healthcare workers in San Diego’s Phase 1A category.

The Petco Park vaccination site is operating seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT.

Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles (Dodgers)
Los Angeles will turn Dodger Stadium into a vaccine site starting this week, mayor Eric Garcetti announced Sunday.

The Dodger Stadium site will be able to vaccinate up to 12,000 people per day when it is fully operational.

“From early on in this pandemic, Dodger Stadium has been home base for our testing infrastructure, a vital part of our effort to track the spread of COVID-19, try to get ahead of outbreaks and save lives,” Garcetti said in a statement. “Vaccines are the surest route to defeating this virus and charting a course to recovery, so the city, county and our entire team are putting our best resources on the field to get Angelenos vaccinated as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible.”

Dodger Stadium was previously being used as a COVID-19 testing site, first opening in that capacity in May, but it will now transition into a vaccination distribution center.

Minute Maid Park, Houston (Astros)
Minute Maid Park launched as a vaccine site on Saturday, with nearly 4,000 people being vaccinated.

Moderna vaccines were distributed to healthcare workers, residents ages 65 and older and patients with underlying medical conditions.

“We are grateful to the Astros Foundation for being a valued partner in the city’s COVID-19 response by providing facilities and resources for testing and vaccinations,” mayor Sylvester Turner said in a statement. “Time and time again, Houston Astros leadership prove the organization’s commitment to our community.”

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.



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