Governor Newsom, Biden-Harris Administration Partners Celebrate Opening of Community Vaccination Sites in Los Angeles, Oakland
Sites will serve as the pilot project for federal efforts to open similar vaccination sites nationwide
These sites will provide targeted support to communities hit hardest by COVID-19 and its impacts
LOS ANGELES, CA (STL.News) California Governor Gavin Newsom and the Biden-Harris Administration announced the opening of the nation’s first community vaccination sites in Oakland and Los Angeles.
These pilot sites at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum and California State University, Los Angeles opened their gates at 9:00 a.m. this morning as part of the wider effort to establish a series of vaccination sites nationwide to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These new sites will help us get lifesaving vaccines to some of the California communities most in need,” said Governor Newsom. “I thank the Biden-Harris Administration for standing with us as we continue our efforts to safely, swiftly and equitably vaccinate all Californians.”
“FEMA is proud to partner with the state of California and the Department of Defense in opening the first of these pilot community vaccination sites,” said Acting FEMA Administrator Bob Fenton. “These sites demonstrate how we can provide more opportunities for vaccination to the hardest hit communities and ensure everyone who wants a vaccine can get one.”
“Defense Secretary Austin has made clear we must move further and faster to eradicate the devastating effects of the coronavirus,” said Gen.