Almost there! The vaccination campaign in the United States advanced thanks to the implementation of MLB stadiums as application centers.
After several weeks equipped as vaccination centers, the MLB stadiums exceeded one million doses applied against COVID-19.
On foot, by car, and through records, the inhabitants of different cities went to the baseball parks. Since mid-January, there have been long lines with people full of hope to reach the end of the pandemic.
Citi Field, Coors Field, Dodger Stadium, Fenway Park, Globe Life Field, Marlins Park, Minute Maid Park, Oakland Coliseum, Petco Park, PNC Park, and Yankee Stadium participated in the vaccination drive.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred highlighted the work of the organization, its teams, and players during the health crisis. He also highlighted the medical staff’s efforts who have been on the front line for more than a year.
“I congratulate the clubs that have organized vaccination and testing in their stadiums, and all of our franchises for promoting health and safety. MLB is grateful to the countless heroes who are lifting up our society, “the manager added in a statement.
Vaccination and what else? This is how MLB helps
Efforts to curb the impact of the coronavirus pandemic go beyond vaccination in MLB stadiums. For this reason, the baseball community has come together in recent months to collaborate in all possible ways.
Major League Baseball boasts donations exceeding $75 million. This amount was used to help workers of the organization or the clubs and the rest of society.
More than 20,000 free tests for COVID-19 have been distributed to schools, academies, and charities. Also, the money was reflected in support for people who need food, this was managed with institutions such as Feeding America.
Of course, baseball is not the only sport in which stadiums have been adapted as vaccination centers. In Russia, the Zenit of Saint Petersburg applies doses of Sputnik V to those who attend their home matches and are of legal age.
However, returning to MLB, the Opening Day of the 2021 season is getting closer and closer. As we approach April 1, we get to know the teams that will open their stadiums due to the successful vaccination campaign.
Most franchises will keep attendance rates low. Only the Texas Rangers contemplate 100 percent capacity in their stands, which is equivalent to 40,300 people.