Disneyland Becomes a Mass Vaccination Site
Disneyland may still be closed to children and families seeking a good time, but its expansive grounds aren’t going to waste. The theme park became a “super" Covid-19 vaccination site Wednesday. Soon, over 7,000 people per day will be vaccinated there, according to County Board of Supervisors Chair Andrew Do.
“There's no better place to have our first super POD than right here at Disneyland, a travel destination for people around the world," Do said. "Today marks an important step in combating Covid-19 and reclaiming our lives and livelihoods."
Vaccine eligibility in Orange County is currently limited to the following, according to the county’s website:
- Acute care, psychiatric and correctional facility hospitals
- Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and similar settings for older or medically vulnerable individuals and residents in these settings
- Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and others providing emergency medical services Dialysis centers
- Intermediate care facilities for persons who need non-continuous nursing supervision and supportive care
- Home health care and in-home supportive services
- Community health workers, including promotoras
- Public health field staff
- Primary Care clinics, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Centers, correctional facility clinics and urgent care clinics
- Specialty clinics
- Laboratory workers
- Dental and other oral health clinics
- Pharmacy staff not working in settings at higher tiers
- Those “persons at risk for exposure to SARS-CoV-2 through their work in any role in direct health care or long-term care settings… and includes persons at direct risk of exposure in their non-clinical roles, such as, but not limited to, environmental services, patient transport, or interpretation”
- In addition to Orange County, law enforcement who work in high positive COVID rate areas such as Anaheim and Santa Ana as well as correctional facilities and homeless shelters experiencing outbreaks can get vaccinated at this time.
- People age 65 and older, giving priority to those who are most vulnerable and with chronic health conditions.