Disneyland to be made into mass vaccination site in Orange County
CALIFORNIA (US) – Walt Disney Co’s Disneyland, which was on a shutdown since March, will become the first large site to provide COVID-19 vaccinations in Orange County, California, announced government officials late on Monday.
Disneyland will be the first Super Point-of-Dispensing (POD) sites in the county and will start operating later this week, the district officials said in a statement.
Acting chairman Andrew Do, Orange County Supervisor, representing the First District, said, “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 vaccination distribution process.”
The county will declare additional Super POD sites as agreements are finalised.
Pamela Hymel, chief medical officer of Disney Parks, said in an emailed statement, “Disneyland Resort is proud to help support Orange County and the City of Anaheim with the use of our property, and we are grateful for all of their efforts to combat COVID-19.”