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Mercedes-Benz Stadium hits 300,000 mark on final day administering vaccines

The site gave out the 300,000th dose on Monday.

ATLANTA — Monday was the last chance to get a COVID-19 vaccine at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The community vaccination site was open for walk-ins from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. .on June  The vaccine was offered to anyone over 12 years old.

The site has given out 300,000 vaccine doses since it opened in March.

They said they are closing because the vaccine is widely available at healthcare facilities, grocery stores and pharmacies. 

“We appreciate the work of everyone who helped this center provide vaccinations to so many people,” said Gracia Szczech, FEMA Region IV Administrator. “The center was established in a location accessible to socially vulnerable populations and it was successful in its mission. Now, FEMA will continue to support the State of Georgia and local communities with resources as they reach deeper into communities.”

To find nearby vaccination providers, go online to www.vaccine.gov or text your zip code to 438829.