The county of Orange announced earlier this week that the Disneyland Resort will be the first regional POD (point of dispensing) site for COVID-19 vaccination distribution. Disneyland Resort is providing a guest parking lot (located at 300 W. Katella Avenue) as a public vaccination site with the County managing operations and distribution slated to begin later this week.
As a “Super POD” site, Disneyland will be among several sites in O.C. that will be able to vaccinate thousands of local residents daily. The other sites will be Knott’s Berry Farm, OC Fairgrounds, Great Park, and Soka University. Law enforcement and first responders in high-risk communities as well as those ages 75 and older currently have priority during Phase 1a of distribution.
“It’s important to vaccinate as many willing people as possible for COVID-19, and we need the space to do it,” said Supervisor Donald P. Wagner, Third District. “I thank Disneyland Resort and the City of Anaheim for stepping up in the shared effort to give OC residents protection against the virus.”
The Disneyland Resort recently launched a public service campaign across Orange County encouraging residents to follow the current health and safety guidelines. The campaign features characters from “The Incredibles” with tips and reminders about physical distancing, wearing face coverings, and hand washing.
“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, 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.”