(CNN) – Disneyland Resort in Anaheim will soon be the first “super” Covid-19 vaccination site in Orange County, California, officials said Monday.
The resort will be one of several “super POD” – point-of-Dispensing – places where thousands of residents daily will be able to be vaccinated, officials said. It will be operational later in the week.
“Disneyland Resort, the largest employer in the heart of Orange County, has stepped up to host the county̵
7;s first Super POD site – taking on a monumental task in our vaccination distribution process,” said Andrew Do, acting chairman of the county Board of Supervisors in a declaration.
More “super POD sites” will be announced once the deals are finalized, officials said.
The county has a population of about 3.1 million. More than 190,000 people have tested positive for Covid-19 since the pandemic started, and more than 2,100 have died, according to county data.
Approx. 2,221 people remain hospitalized with the virus, of which more than 500 are in intensive care units.
The county currently vaccinates people who fall under Phase 1a – critical and health workers as well as people 75 years and older. Those who meet the criteria must schedule an appointment to be vaccinated at a Super POD site, the county said.
“It is important to vaccinate as many willing people as possible for Covid-19, and we need the space to do that,” Supervisor Donald P. Wagner said in a statement. “I thank Disneyland Resort and the City of Anaheim for stepping up their joint efforts to provide OC residents with protection against the virus.”