California turns stadiums into COVID-19 vaccination centers

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Posted at 6:05 AM, Jan 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California is transforming baseball stadiums and fairgrounds into mass vaccination sites as the coronavirus surge overwhelms hospitals and sets a deadly new record in the state.

Johns Hopkins University reports that California's COVID-19 death toll reached 30,000 on Monday.

The state ranks third nationally for COVID-19-related deaths.

Gov. Gavin Newsom and public health officials are counting on ramping up vaccinations to help stem the tide of new infections.

The governor has pledged 1 million shots will be administered this week, twice what's been done so far.

Vaccination sites are planned for a Disneyland Resort parking lot, L.A.'s Dodger Stadium, Petco Park in San Diego and Sacramento fairgrounds.