Maverik Center closing as a mass vaccination site

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. — The Salt Lake City Health Department is closing its mass COVID vaccination site which has been held in the overflow parking lot in Salt Lake City at the Maverik Center.

COVID cases have been steadily declining nationwide and statewide. Averaging 2,800 people per day in recent months, the site had merely 35 people come in on an average day this week prompting the closure.

Many Park City residents eagerly drove the 40-minutes, for both shots, to the Salt Lake Valley to get their shots there in what was described as an incredibly efficient venue from which to receive a shot at the drive-thru facility. 

It is the final mass vaccination site in the state of Utah to remain operational. After May 28th, which is the official date of closure, vaccinations will still be administered in multiple, smaller, already-established medical locations like clinics, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies.

The Maverik Center was built to host the ice hockey events of the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Games and has since been the home of the Utah Grizzly Hockey Team. 

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