Vaccinations at Dodger Stadium
Vaccinations at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Courtesy of Eric Garcetti’s office

The Dodger Stadium mass vaccination site and Los Angeles’ four other city-run sites will close Friday and Saturday because the city has exhausted its supply of first-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday.

The sites will reopen when the city receives more vaccines, possibly Tuesday or Wednesday, Garcetti said.

The city has administered 293,252 doses, 98% of its supply, Garcetti said during his COVID-19 briefing Wednesday.

“We’re vaccinating people faster than new vials are arriving here in Los Angeles, and I’m very concerned right now,” Garcetti said.

The city received 16,000 new doses of vaccines this week, while it is administering an average of 13,051 doses per day.

“By tomorrow, this city will have exhausted its current supply of the Moderna vaccine for first-dose appointments,” Garcetti said.

Garcetti urged federal and state agencies to send vaccines to Los Angeles, and said if the city has the supply, it will be able to complete 5 million vaccinations by July.

San Diego County is in better shape with approximately 175,000 doses currently available according to the county Health and Human Services Agency’s official vaccination tally.

City News Service contributed to this article.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.