En español | Just weeks into the massive effort to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19, some states have advanced from inoculating only health care staff and nursing home residents to offering shots to older adults and certain essential workers. In a bid to speed up the pace of vaccinations, familiar venues including sports stadiums, fairgrounds and convention centers are being transformed into mass vaccination sites. Here's a look at several of the facilities being used to vaccinate residents. Check AARP's vaccine guide for your state to find out when you are eligible to receive a shot and where you can get one.
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Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – New York, New York
People wait in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Javits Center, which also served as a coronavirus field treatment hospital at the onset of the pandemic last March.
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Disneyland Resort — Anaheim, California
"The Happiest Place on Earth” takes on a new meaning for essential workers and residents 65 and older waiting in line to receive the coronavirus vaccine.
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Alamodome — San Antonio, Texas
A health care worker administers a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Alamodome, which is better known for hosting trade shows, concerts and sporting events.
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Petco Park — San Diego, California
People wait in line for their shot where baseball fans usually tailgate before a San Diego Padres game.
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Brooklyn Army Terminal — Brooklyn, New York
Margaret Interlandi, 80, fills out paperwork on the back of Bill Miller, 79, to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Brooklyn Army Terminal originally served as the largest military supply base in the U.S. through World War II.
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Tropical Park — Miami, Florida
A driver gives a thumbs-up as a passenger in his car receives a vaccine at the popular Miami park, built on the site of a former horse track.
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Dodger Stadium — Los Angeles, California
A line of cars stretched across the Dodger Stadium parking lot. Before being used as a vaccine center, the baseball stadium served as a coronavirus testing site.
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State Farm Stadium — Glendale, Arizona
The stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals football team, is currently serving as a 24-7 vaccination site.
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Jones Beach — Wantagh, New York
Long Islanders would usually take this road to spend a day at the beach. Today, it's lined with people waiting in their cars to get their COVID-19 shots at the first drive-through vaccination site in New York.
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Gillette Stadium — Foxborough, Massachusetts
First responders who were vaccinated at the home of the New England Patriots football team were monitored for 15 minutes after receiving the Moderna vaccine. Gillette Stadium is the first large-scale vaccination site in Massachusetts.
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