Disneyland in Anaheim has been set up as the first super-dosing point (POD) site for COVID-19 vaccines in Orange County and will open later this week, officials said Monday.
“Disneyland, the largest employer in the heart of Orange County, has stepped up to host the first Super POD in the county – taking on a monumental task in our process of spreading vaccinations,” said Acting. Chairman Andrew Do, First District, in the county. statement announcing the site. “We sincerely appreciate the support of the Orange County Fire Department, our cities and our residents as we continue to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the county.”
The site will be able to vaccinate thousands of residents each day, according to the county.
The Disneyland site is expected to be up and running later this week, comparing a similar schedule for Los Angeles, switching Dodger Stadium from a super site for testing COVID-19 to a super vaccination site.
However, the site will follow state guidelines and provide photos only to people eligible for vaccines. Currently, the state only allows people in Phase 1a to receive vaccines, and the group has recently expanded to include anyone over the age of 75, the county said in a statement.
Only people with appointments who fall under phase 1a will receive vaccinations in the Anaheim resort, the county said.
“The coronavirus has brought both a public health crisis and economic ruin,” Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu said in a statement from the county. “With this great site we will start to overcome both. Any vaccination done in Anaheim will help save lives and speed up the recovery and rebuilding of our city. “
Updates to the county distribution plan can be found here.