Many NFL and Major League Baseball stadiums, from New York to Los Angeles, have been Covid-19 testing sites — and now some of those same facilities are being repurposed again as Covid-19 vaccination centers.
Yet many health officials warn that balance is needed to ensure Covid-19 testing efforts continue even as the country pushes for more coronavirus vaccinations
That balance is the crux of an issue that public health officials have grown more concerned about, Dr. Marcus Plescia, chief medical officer at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, told CNN on Wednesday.
“Converting some of those large-scale venues from testing to vaccination, at least for the time being, makes sense — just because we do have to start to scale up the vaccination, but I think there’s a balance,” Plescia said.
“We can’t just switch everything over to vaccinations,” he said. “We need to continue to have some resources where people can get tested.”