While Disneyland Resort may still be closed to guests in Anaheim, it will soon become a new Super Point-of-Dispensing site (POD) for the COVID-19 vaccine.
As reported by Blooloop, the super site is expected to open later this week and will offer COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment for those on the priority list for Orange County, including frontline healthcare workers and those age 75 and older.
“I’m proud to have Disneyland Resorts and the City of Anaheim, both in my Fourth District, be the first of the Super POD sites in Orange County,” said Supervisor Doug Chaffee in a press release. “Residents in my district have been highly impacted by COVID-19. These Super PODs are absolutely critical in stopping this deadly virus.”
Disneyland has provided Orange County the use of a guest parking lot at 300 W. Katella Avenue for the public vaccination site. The County will operate the site, as well as take reservations and decide upon the operating schedule. This will be one of several sites in the country to host a Super POD.
“Disneyland Resort is proud to help support Orange County and the City of Anaheim with the use of our parking lot, and we are grateful for all of their efforts to combat COVID-19,” said Dr. Pamela Hymel, Chief Medical Officer of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “After a year in which so many in our community have faced unprecedented hardship and uncertainty, there is now reason for optimism with the administration of a vaccine.”
Could this unique situation become a reality for Walt Disney World, as well? It’s a possibility. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Most Magical Place on Earth is discussing with the state as to how they can aid the vaccine efforts; the resort also has the capacity to store the vaccine in an ultra-cold freezer.
Stay tuned for more updates as we await the opening of the Disneyland Super POD.