Newsom Announces Partnership with Biden-Harris Administration to Open Community Vaccine Sites in Alameda and Los Angeles Counties
On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new partnership with the Biden-Harris Administration to launch a pilot project to establish two COVID-19 community vaccination sites in Alameda and Los Angeles counties. The pilot sites will be based at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum and the California State University, Los Angeles and are part of the federal administration’s broader effort to establish 100 vaccination sites nationwide within the administration’s first 100 days.
The sites will be operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). FEMA will provide resources and federal staffing support to establish the new community vaccination centers, as well as operational support. Site preparations at the two locations are underway and the sites are anticipated to be opened to eligible members of the public beginning February 16. Registration for vaccination appointments at these two sites will be available through the state’s MyTurn.ca.gov system.
A press announcement from the Governor’s Office is available here.