Jeff Zients, President Biden’s Covid-19 response coordinator, announced Wednesday that the Oakland Coliseum will open as a mass vaccination site.
California governor Gavin Newsom addressed this at a news conference outside the coliseum, saying “We have tripled the number of daily vaccines that we have administered in the state just in the last few weeks. While that’s good, it’s not good enough.”
“We will be hiring local people to deliver 6,000 doses a day,” he said.
The Biden administration hopes to create 100 new mass vaccination sites around the US in its first 100 days. The Oakland Coliseum and California State University Los Angeles are two of these sites.
“In the fight against COVID-19, partnership is key, especially when it comes to reaching Californians in underserved areas,” said Newsom. “These new sites will help us get available supply to some of the California communities most in need. I thank the Biden administration for standing with us as we continue our efforts to safely, swiftly and equitably vaccinate all Californians.”
[Video: CBS SF Bay Area]