The Happiest Place on Earth is Set to Become a Premium Covid-19 A vaccine, Orange County officials announced Monday.
The resort will be the first of five regional POD sites, or distribution point, in the region, which will be able to vaccinate thousands of residents daily, according to the province. Press release. It will be launched later this week.
“The Disneyland The resort, the largest employer in the heart of Orange County, has stepped up to host the county’s first super POD site – doing a mammoth job in our vaccination distribution process, county chief Andrew Do said in a statement. “We really appreciate the support of the Orange County Fire Department, our cities, and our residents as we continue to roll out COVID-19 vaccines across the county.”
Vaccinations are currently available to residents and people working in Orange County who meet the criteria listed for Phase 1A of the California vaccine rollout. This population includes law enforcement, first responders in high-risk communities and people 75 years of age or older.
“It’s important to vaccinate as many people as possible who are prepared for the COVID-19 virus, and we need space to do that,” said Superintendent Donald B. Wagner. “I thank Disneyland Resort and Anaheim for stepping up joint efforts to give OC residents protection from the virus.”
Those eligible for vaccination will be contacted through the employer to set an appointment. COVID-19 infection rates have soared in California in recent months, as the state topped more than 2 million cases. Disneyland has remained closed since March due to the pandemic, although Downtown Disney was able to operate at limited capacity according to state guidelines.