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Soon mass vaccine sites in Atlanta, Cleveland

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The White House says two new mass vaccination sites will soon be open, in Atlanta and Cleveland, each with the ability to provide 6,000 daily coronavirus shots. (March 5)

Video Transcript

ANDY SLAVITT: We are announcing the addition of two new FEMA-supported high-volume sites. The Atlanta Falcons Stadium in Georgia and the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio, will turn into FEMA-supported community vaccination sites with the capacity to deliver 6,000 shots per day each.

Both of these sites sit in neighborhoods hit hard by the pandemic and are well-known in the community. This brings the total to 18 FEMA-supported sites across seven states with the ability to administer more than 60,000 shots per day.

ROCHELLE WALENSKY: These are complex issues, and the science is rapidly evolving. CDC is working to assure that the communication we release on this guidance are clear and that the American public can act on them. Our goal and what is most important is that people who have been vaccinated and those not yet vaccinated are able to understand the steps they can take to protect themselves and their loved ones. We are making sure and taking the time to get this right, and we will be releasing this guidance soon.

ANDY SLAVITT: We've been in constant dialogue with Mayor Duggan, who said, in fact, that was not what he said or however it was reported. In fact, he is very eager for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. And I think we would reiterate the message that for all of us, the first vaccine we have an opportunity to take makes absolute sense to take.