Orange County officers mentioned earlier this week the resort shall be one among a number of “tremendous POD” — Level-of-Meting out — websites the place hundreds of residents each day will be capable of get vaccinated.
The positioning will quickly be capable of vaccinate greater than 7,000 individuals each day, Andrew Do, appearing chairman of the county’s board of supervisors, mentioned throughout a information convention Wednesday.
On Monday, greater than 10,000 individuals signed as much as get vaccinated on the web site, Do mentioned.
“There is not any higher place to have our first tremendous POD than proper right here at Disneyland, a journey vacation spot for individuals world wide,” Do mentioned. “Right this moment marks an necessary step in combating Covid-19 and reclaiming our lives and livelihoods.”
Extra “tremendous POD websites” shall be introduced as agreements are finalized, officers beforehand mentioned.
About 2,180 individuals stay hospitalized with the virus, greater than 500 of whom are in intensive care items.
California officers additionally introduced Wednesday the state was increasing vaccine eligibility to everybody 65 and older.
“It is necessary to vaccinate as many prepared individuals as attainable for Covid-19, and we’d like the area to do it,” county Supervisor Donald P. Wagner mentioned in a press release earlier this week. “I thank Disneyland Resort and the Metropolis of Anaheim for stepping up within the shared effort to present OC residents safety in opposition to the virus.”
CNN’s Alexandra Meeks contributed to this report.