However, many health officials warned that even if the country pushes for more coronavirus vaccinations, a balance needs to be maintained to ensure that Covid-19 testing continues
“For now, at least, it makes sense to switch some large sites from testing to vaccination-just because we have to start expanding the scale of vaccination, but I think it’s a balance,” said Pressia.
He said: “We can’t just switch everything to vaccination.” “We need to continue to have some resources for people to test.”
Baseball field becomes a large-scale vaccination site
The announcement stated that the resource transfer “will temporarily reduce the testing capacity of Los Angeles County”, but “it will increase the number of daily vaccines available to locals more than three times.”
“Vaccines are the most reliable way to defeat this virus and determine the path to recovery. Therefore, the city, county and our entire team are investing our best resources on site to give Angelinos as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible. vaccination.”
Freeman said: “These stadiums are great venues for large-scale mass vaccination work,” but she added that testing is still a priority.
She said: “There are many places across the country that are still experiencing high levels of disease transmission and recurrence, so that we can’t afford to reduce the burden of testing now.” “We are too early in the vaccination process, because even during vaccination When vaccinating, we still need to reduce and manage the spread of diseases.”
After the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced on Tuesday that the federal government will help states establish vaccines, more mass vaccination sites may emerge.
“We will not get vaccinated” in the current wave
After the decline at the end of December, the national test rebounded to an all-time high before the holiday. According to the Covid Tracking Project, the 7-day average of the new test has reached more than 1.9 million per day, and it has never been higher.
Bryant said: “Counties and local public health departments will look for ways to continue testing and large-scale testing.”
She said that reusing stadiums and other large vaccine venues would be a good thing for vaccine delivery. “As far as testing is concerned, we know that this is still very important at the local public health level, and we will not sacrifice for the other side.”
Testing and vaccination have different purposes.
She said: “In an ideal world, we will have sufficient resources to optimize the launch of vaccines and continue to conduct the necessary number of tests.” “I think there will always be a little concession.”
Plescia of the National and Regional Health Officials Association agrees that vaccination is the way out of the pandemic-but it is not the way out of the record high number of cases and deaths that the country is currently experiencing.
Prescia said: “We are now facing this problem, the infection rate is rising rapidly, more and more people are dying in hospitals, we will not take vaccination for this.”
“Our current work on vaccination actually takes several months to be truly realized. Therefore, in order to control the current situation, we must continue to conduct tests, isolate and isolate people, and let people wear masks and maintain them. .”