Major League Baseball stadiums have stepped up in a big way amid the coronavirus pandemic. A number of MLB stadiums have opened their doors to help administer COVID-19 vaccination shots.
According to the latest data, MLB stadiums have administered more than one million shots of the coronavirus vaccines to date throughout the offseason.
“Major League Baseball, our clubs, and major league players have worked hand-in-hand with communities across the U.S. and Canada during the pandemic,” commissioner Rob Manfred said, via USA Today.
“I commend the clubs that have hosted vaccination and testing at their ballparks and all of our franchises for promoting health and safety in our communities. Most importantly, MLB is grateful to the countless heroes who are lifting up our society and helping us reach the better days ahead.”
11 stadiums have participated as vaccination sites, though that number will decrease once the regular season starts on Thursday.
Dodger Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Citi Field, and PNC Park, however, will continue to serve as vaccination sites after Opening Day.
MLB has also joined the “It’s Up To You” campaign to encourage fans to get information on coronavirus vaccines.