Disneyland in California has been closed for almost a year now due to the COVID-19 pandemic and now it will serve as a place to get a COVID vaccine.
The Los Angeles Times reports that health officials will begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines this week at Disneyland making the resort the first “super” vaccination site in the county.
In a statement Monday night (1/11), county supervisors said Disneyland will be one of five large “point-of-dispensing” sites that collectively would be able to vaccinate thousands of residents each day. Arrangements for the other sites are being finalized.
Health officials are expected to begin vaccinating people at Disneyland this week and those eligible for the vaccine earliest are people in the state’s highest tier of priority, which includes workers in healthcare and long-term care facilities.
Residents were urged to visit the OC Health Care Agency’s website, to determine when they’d become eligible for the vaccine.