Disneyland to serve as COVID-19 super vaccination site in Orange County – NBC Los Angeles

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Disneyland Resort in Anaheim has been established as the first super distribution point (POD) site for COVID-19 vaccines in Orange County and will open later this week, officials said Monday.

“The Disneyland Resort, the largest employer in the heart of Orange County, has stepped up to host the county’s first Super POD site – undertaking a monumental task in our vaccine distribution process,” said the Acting President Andrew Do, first district, in a county. statement announcing the site. “We truly appreciate the support from the Orange County Fire Authority, our cities and our residents as we continue to roll out COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the county.”

The site will have the capacity to immunize thousands of residents daily, depending on the county.

“It is important to vaccinate as many consenting people as possible against COVID-19, and we need the space to do so,” Supervisor Donald P. Wagner, Third District, said in the county statement. “I thank Disneyland Resort and the City of Anaheim for stepping up their joint efforts to protect OC residents from the virus.”

The Disneyland site is expected to be up and running later this week, matching a similar schedule to Los Angeles moving from Dodger Stadium from a super COVID-19 testing site to a super vaccination site.

The site will always follow state guidelines and only provide vaccines to people who are eligible for vaccines. Currently, the state only allows people who are in “Phase 1a” to receive vaccines, with the group recently expanded to include anyone aged 75 and over, according to the county statement.

Only people with an appointment who fall under Phase 1a will receive vaccinations at the resort town of Anaheim, the county said.

“The coronavirus has caused both a public health crisis and economic devastation,” Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu said in the county statement. “With this great site, we’ll start to overcome both. Every vaccination done in Anaheim will help save lives and speed up the reopening and recovery of our city. ”

Updates on the county’s distribution plan are available here.



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