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White House announces mass vaccination sites in Atlanta, Cleveland

White House announces mass vaccination sites in Atlanta, Cleveland
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The White House announced on Friday that mass vaccination sites will be set up in Atlanta and Cleveland and operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“We are announcing the addition of two new FEMA-supported high volume sites,” Andy Slavitt, senior adviser for the White House coronavirus team, said during a press conference.

The sites will be located at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and the Wolstein Center in Cleveland. Each site will be able to distribute 6,000 vaccine doses each day, Slavitt said.

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“Both of these sites sit in neighborhoods hit hard by the pandemic and are well known in the community,” he added.

There are 18 FEMA-supported mass vaccination sites in seven states.

The first site was set up in Los Angeles, followed by others in Florida, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.

In total, the sites can administer 60,000 shots a day.

At the same press briefing, Slavitt said people should continue wearing masks and social distancing “for now,” adding that it wouldn’t be “forever.”