The vaccination site at Dodger Stadium administered 7,30 COVID-19 vaccine shots on Friday, but was briefly shut down on Saturday by anti-vax protesters.
Mikel Jollett, the frontman for the band Airborne Toxic Event and NYT bestselling author for his memoir, documented the scene on Twitter.
"We're at the mass vaccination site at Dodger Stadium to get my mom the vaccine," Jollett explained. "The anti–vax protestors have approached the entrance to the site. The LAPD have now closed the gate. We have been sitting here for about half an hour. Nobody is moving."
We’re at the mass vaccination site at Dodger Stadium to get my mom the vaccine. The anti–vax protestors have approa… https://t.co/pi5PwQClnO— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel Jollett)1612045297.0
"There has been no communication from the LAPD as to how long the entrance will be closed. They closed the gate as the protestors approached, presumably to stop them from entering the facility itself. Now nobody is going in. This is the largest vaccination site in the country," he noted.
"There appears to be only about 30 protestors total. It's not clear why they've shut off the whole facility. Sheriff's helicopter now circling the scene," he updated.
He then posted a photo of police arriving on the scene.
UPDATE: The police arrived in force, opened the gate, the anti vax protestors stepped aside and we are inside the f… https://t.co/y4pWicX2eO— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel Jollett)1612047181.0
Jollett then posted a hopeful "final update."
"My 69 year old high risk mom Bonnie got the jab! She said she could hardly even feel it. We teared up. We've waited a year for this. Get your vaccine," he urged. "My love to all of your families."
Watch video from the scene:
Today, anti-vaccination protesters marched to Dodger Stadium, which is currently serving as one of the largest vacc… https://t.co/Fy4kOYzO6y— Emily Holshouser (@Emily Holshouser)1612047467.0
Some anti-vax protesters shut down Covid vaccination site at #DodgerStadium for about an hour. Firefighter tells me… https://t.co/RUtOjC2hpY— Emily Valdez, KNX 1070 (@Emily Valdez, KNX 1070)1612051481.0