Plans For Dodger Stadium Vaccine Site During 2021 Dodgers Season

In May of last year the Los Angeles Dodgers allowed for Dodger Stadium to be used as a coronavirus (COVID-19) testing location. It was the largest such facility in the United States, and this past January transitioned to becoming a vaccine site.

Steady streams of cars have gone through Chavez Ravine, but with the Dodgers now playing the 2021 regular season and welcoming fans back, plans for the vaccination location are poised to change.

Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten told the site will shift to only being open for vaccinations when the team is not playing at Dodger Stadium. From Tuesday through Thursday of this week, the site is offering appointments until 1 p.m. PT but remaining open until 4 p.m.

Kasten added the Dodger Stadium vaccine site will eventually shutter as the city of Los Angeles shifts to more community-based locations. However, Kasten did not have a timeline from local officials for that transition.

That presumably will come within the next month or two, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom previously identified June 15 as a target date for the state’s economy to fully reopen. Newsom reiterated Tuesday that remains the gaol despite California following federal officials’ advice to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot coronavirus vaccine.

In the meantime, the vaccine location uses three of 15 Dodger Stadium parking lots, which hasn’t caused much disruption for the Dodgers as they are currently capped at an estimated 15,000 in attendance per home game.

Dodger Stadium vaccine site hours

Those looking to get vaccinated at Dodger Stadium can do so on eligible dates from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Registration must first be completed online to book an appointment through the city’s website.

Beginning Thursday, every Californian age 16 and older will become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.

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