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Governor Gavin Newsom announces Cal State LA will be used as mass vaccination site

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Posted at 10:02 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 13:47:33-05

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KERO) — Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that California State University Los Angeles will be used as a mass vaccination site that will be run by the federal government.

The university was picked to help minority communities in the area that have been hit hardest by the pandemic. The site will open on February 16th this month and the plan is to administer 6,000 vaccinations a day.

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Doctor Ilan Shapiro from Boyle Heights said that in order to succeed the site will also need to dispel any myths about the vaccine in those minority communities.

"We need to start vaccinating our community against fear with a dose of truth. There is a lot of fear and myths out there that we need to start dispelling."

A similar site was also launched that would use the Oakland Coliseum to vaccinate Oakland residents.