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A mass vaccination hub in Stockton is being delayed due to there being fewer COVID-19 doses than expected, according to officials with Kaiser Permanente.The hub was initially scheduled to open Tuesday at the Stockton Arena.Kaiser said it learned late Thursday that it would not be receiving enough vaccines in time for its planned opening.“Kaiser Permanente and the consortium are committed to opening the site as soon as vaccine supply is received and stand ready to open and begin administering vaccinations to the community,” officials said in a press release.“Despite the delayed start date, we remain confident that this site will offer a huge boost to our vaccination efforts, and it will be especially crucial in light of the expanded vaccine eligibility criteria in April,” said Dr. Maggie Park, San Joaquin County Public Health Officer.Once open, the Stockton mass vaccination hub will be able to administer 5,400 doses a day, as vaccine supply allows.The delay in opening the Stockton hub will not affect vaccination at other locations.

A mass vaccination hub in Stockton is being delayed due to there being fewer COVID-19 doses than expected, according to officials with Kaiser Permanente.

The hub was initially scheduled to open Tuesday at the Stockton Arena.

Kaiser said it learned late Thursday that it would not be receiving enough vaccines in time for its planned opening.

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“Kaiser Permanente and the consortium are committed to opening the site as soon as vaccine supply is received and stand ready to open and begin administering vaccinations to the community,” officials said in a press release.

“Despite the delayed start date, we remain confident that this site will offer a huge boost to our vaccination efforts, and it will be especially crucial in light of the expanded vaccine eligibility criteria in April,” said Dr. Maggie Park, San Joaquin County Public Health Officer.

Once open, the Stockton mass vaccination hub will be able to administer 5,400 doses a day, as vaccine supply allows.

The delay in opening the Stockton hub will not affect vaccination at other locations.

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