After months of keeping its doors closed, Disneyland just reopened them, but not for what fans were hoping for. How is the amusement park helping more Americans protect themselves from the virus?
Disneyland finally reopened and is now home to Orange County's first mass vaccination site for COVID-19, so now, eligible people can get their Covid-19 shot at the happiest place on Earth.
According to Thrillist, the point-of-dispensing site, classified as a "Super POD," has the capacity to vaccinate thousands of people each day.
“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,” said Andrew Do, acting chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, in a statement.
Currently, the Disneyland vaccines are only available to select individuals that qualify based on California's tiered vaccination plan.
“Coronavirus has brought both a public health crisis and economic devastation,” said Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu in the announcement.
“With this super site, we will begin to overcome both. Every vaccination done in Anaheim will help to save lives and speed the reopening and recovery of our city,” he added.
Other mass vaccination centers in California, will be set up in places like Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Cal Expo in Sacramento, and Petco Park in San Diego.
Orange County hopes to complete all its vaccinations by July 4, 2021.