Dodger Stadium reopens as COVID-19 vaccination site, one of the largest in the country

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KGO) -- Dodger Stadium reopened as a mass COVID-19 vaccination site Friday, which Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says will have the capacity to vaccinate thousands of people a day once it is fully operational.

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It is one of many locations across the state ramping up to accelerate vaccine administration amid a dangerous surge of coronavirus cases in the state.

Mayor Eric Garcetti says it will have the capacity to vaccinate 12,000 people a day. The site "will be one of the biggest in the country, if not the biggest in the country," Garcetti said.

California reported 42,655 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and 637 new deaths -- the second highest recorded single-day total since the pandemic began.

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