Feb. 5, 11:20 a.m.
Empty seats at Levi’s Stadium are shown during the first half of an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.
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The San Francisco 49ers and Santa Clara County announced on Friday that Levi’s Stadium will soon become “the largest vaccination site in California” with goals of vaccinating 15,000 people per day.
According to the team, the site will open “early next week” and will have the initial capacity to vaccinate 5,000 people per day. As vaccine supply increases, plans are to vaccinate up to 15,000 people per day at the site.
In a news release announcing the new site, 49ers team president Al Guido said the organization is “proud to partner with the County of Santa Clara to bring this vaccination site online as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
The county’s health system, the second largest in the state, will staff and operate the site.
“The only way we are going to get through this pandemic is together,” said County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg. “Our County has a history of leading and opening California’s largest vaccination site in partnership with the 49ers is just another example of this.”
Levi Strauss & Co, a longtime partner of the San Francisco football team, is also joining the partnership by supporting logistical costs and raise awareness for the site.
When the site opens, vaccination appointments can be made at sccfreevax.org.
The county is currently vaccinating residents 65 years and older in addition to health care workers.
Read more on SFGATE here.
Bay City News contributed to this story.