1st federal mass vaccination sites open in Los Angeles and Oakland

Officials push to vaccinate hard-hit communities and new vaccination sites in California are aiming to reach up to 6,000 residents a day, many of whom do not have access to cars or the internet.
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other news in the meantime, the coronavirus. FEMA opening its first mass vaccination sites today. This one right here in east L.A. They have plans to open 100 sites like it in 100 days. But there remain serious questions tonight about the vaccine supply. Tonight, 39 million Americans have had at least one dose. That's 12% of the population. And tonight, the shifting timeline. Dr. Anthony Fauci on how long most Americans will have access to a vaccine and why did this shift by another month today? Here's ABC's Kaylee Hartung tonight. Reporter: Tonight, FEMA and the National Guard opening the first federal mass vaccination sites in Los Angeles and Oakland. It's organized. We have a plan. Reporter: As officials push to vaccinate hard-hit minority communities. There's been a lot of frustration and a lot of confusion, so, where is that communication breakdown? Look, it's difficult. When you're the size of 21 states population combined, California, I mean, it's even more magnified. Reporter: Despite the challenges, an average of 1.6 million vaccines a day are now being administered across the country. And tonight, the white house announcing it will double the doses going out to 7,000 and modestly increase supply to states to 13.5 million doses a week. But widespread availability and herd immunity still months away. Let's say in may vaccines are going to be widely available to almost anybody, may, June, but it may take until June, July and August to finally get everyone vaccinated. Reporter: The U.S. Reports its lowest number of cases since October, but experts warn a new wave could be coming, fueled by uncontrolled variants. More than 1,100 cases of those reported across at least 42 states. That's something that everybody has to be even more cautious about. And nice to see the number of cases drop but it could be misleading. That's the important thing there. Kaylee with us. And Dr. Fauci just last week said most Americans would be eligible, at least, for vaccinations by April, but today, he now said may, saying the reality is that most night not get the vaccine until June, July, August. What was the reason he gave for that? Reporter: Yeah, David. Dr. Fauci's pushing that timeline back, admitting he's a little disappointed. He said it's because Johnson & Johnson will be producing fewer doses than they set an earlier estimate on. Kaylee Hartung, thank you. Cases are down across the

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