A COVID-19 vaccine site in Northern California will reportedly close this Thursday and Friday to host an anime event, according to . That event will be , a gathering for anime enthusiasts taking place at the Roebbelen Center in Roseville, California.
County spokesperson Katie Combs-Prichard told The Sacramento Bee that SacAnime was a “pre-existing event” booked far in advance, and that the vaccine site will extend its hours Monday through Wednesday this week into the evening to “maximize the volume” of doses administered this week, and to attempt to compensate for the closures.
Combs-Prichard also added that 90% of the week’s 5,400 appointments at the site were second-dose vaccine appointments, “so closure or not, the impact on first dose appointments available in that time window is not very large.” Still, it does not help with the optics as the seasons have been changing and the people have steadily finally been getting their vaccines.
As the event draws closer, a recent confirming it will still be taking place has drawn ire by locals. Despite what Combs-Prichard remarked in the story, one commenter wrote on Facebook, “Bonus points for delaying my 2nd dose past the recommended 28 days.”