Disneyland is Set to Become a Covid-19 Vaccination Site

Disneyland is about to become Orange County, California’s first “super” Covid-19 vaccination site, according to Variety. The popular amusement park will be the first of five regional sites in Southern California that will be set up to vaccinate thousands of people a day.

“The Disneyland Resort, the largest employer in the heart of Orange County, has stepped up to host the county’s first Super POD (point-of-dispensing) site – undertaking a monumental task in our vaccination distribution process,” Andrew Do, Orange County chairman, said in a statement.

Local officials say it is vital right now to have the space to be able to vaccinate as many people as possible. However, not every Californian will be able to receive a vaccine yet. The state is distributing the vaccines in tiers. The Phase 1a tier at Disneyland includes healthcare professionals and residents of longterm care facilities local to Orange County, and they’re able to get the vaccine now.

Disneyland has been closed since March due to the pandemic, which has hit California hard, especially in recent weeks. California now has more than two million Covid-19 cases.

There will also be additional “super point-of-dispensing sites” in other parts of the state, including at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Petco Park in San Diego, and Cal Expo in Sacramento.

In Orange County, more than 190,000 residents have tested positive for Covid-19, and more than 2,100 people have died, according to CNN. The county has a population of approximately 3.1 million people.