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Disneyland Super POD to close to create drive-thru option

Orange County Register - 3/2/2021

Mar. 2—A county-run mass coronavirus vaccination site at Disneyland will be closed Wednesday, March 3, so staff can transform part of the tented outdoor site into a drive-thru for patients with disabilities. It is set to open the drive-thru lanes Monday.

The Disneyland Super POD (point of dispensing), using one of the theme park's parking lots, will be reconfigured to offer in-car vaccinations, which are set to begin next week, the OC Health Care Agency announced in a tweet Monday evening.

The vaccination center will be set up to serve eligible people with disabilities who have placards or license plates to show they are disabled, officials said. Patients also must have appointments.

The tweet gave an ambiguous date for the closure, but county spokeswoman Molly Nichelson confirmed that the Disneyland site would close Wednesday.

Health Care Agency staff also tweeted Monday that another mass vaccination site run by the county at Santa Ana College would reopen Wednesday after vaccine shortages forced it to close more than a week ago. It is focused on serving ZIP codes in Anaheim, Garden Grove and Santa Ana that have been hardest hit by the virus and requires appointments.

Starting Monday, March 1, Orange County is making appointments for vaccines available at smaller shot clinics specifically for teachers and other school employees as there are supplies.

A first point of dispensing launched at La Quinta High School in Westminster; another is slated for Capistrano Valley High School in San Juan Capistrano. Walk-ups will not be allowed, appointments are made through the Othena app or website.


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