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Berlin's Erika Hess Ice Stadium was transformed into a mass vaccination center in January. 

Berlin's Erika Hess Ice Stadium was transformed into a mass vaccination center in January. 

Photographer: Kay Nietfeld/Pool/Getty Images

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The Architecture of Mass Vaccine Distribution

Large Covid-19 vaccination programs are transforming football stadiums, parking lots and even art museums. But building the infrastructure of inoculation can get complicated. 

In Berlin, the process of transforming large, now unused public spaces into mass vaccination hubs started weeks before a vaccine was approved.