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Shortage Forces Temporary Closure of Five LA COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2021 -- Five COVID-19 vaccination sites in Los Angeles will temporarily close due to a shortage of doses, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday.

That includes Dodger Stadium, which is one of the largest vaccination centers in the United States, The New York Times reported. The five sites will be closed on Friday and Saturday, and are scheduled to reopen by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, according to Garcetti.

"We're vaccinating people faster than new vials are arriving here in Los Angeles," he said at a news conference, The Times reported. "I'm concerned as your mayor that our vaccine supply is uneven, it's unpredictable and too often inequitable."

The city had received only 16,000 new doses of the vaccine this week, about the same amount it uses in a single day, Garcetti said. Other parts of the country have experienced similar issues, as demand far outpaces supply and vaccine providers struggle to predict how many doses will arrive.

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