More than 1 million COVID-19 vaccines have been dispensed in Major League Baseball stadiums, and Oakland Coliseum and Marlins Park are among the sites that plan to continue operating after opening day.
The 11 stadiums that became mass vaccination centers in the offseason combined to pass one million shots this week, MLB said Friday.
The regular season begins Thursday.
Dodger Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Citi Field and PNC Park will continue to provide doses after opening day, while Minute Maid Park and Petco Park do not plan for that. The Colorado Rocky Mountains are still working to see if Coors Field will continue to be used.
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Fenway Park and Globe Life Field were also used to administer doses.
“Major League Baseball, our Major League Baseball clubs and players have worked hand in hand with the communities in the United States and Canada during the pandemic,” said Commissioner Rob Manfred.
“I congratulate the clubs that have hosted vaccinations and testing in their stadiums and all of our franchises for promoting health and safety in our communities. Most importantly, MLB is grateful to the countless heroes who are uplifting our society and helping us achieve. the best days ahead, “he said.
Earlier this week, MLB joined the other sports leagues across the country to support a new campaign, “It’s Up to You,” which includes ads from Angels star Mike Trout and Mets slugger Pete Alonso. , to encourage fans to learn about coronavirus vaccines.