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Disneyland opens up as COVID-19 vaccine super site. See the photos

Disneyland may be closed due to the pandemic, but the parking lot opened up to distribute vaccines.

Gary Dohman, 81, from San Clemente Calif., who suffers from lung cancer, walks with an oxygen machine, after getting a vaccine at the Disneyland Resort serving as a Super POD (Point Of Dispensing) COVID-19 mass vaccination site Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif.
Damian Dovarganes, Associated Press

Disneyland Resort opened up as a super site for COVID-19 vaccine distribution on Wednesday, administering 3,000 doses already, according to CBS Los Angeles.

Context

Earlier this week, Disneyland announced that it would become a super site for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to people in Orange County, Calif., as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

  • “The Disneyland Resort, the largest employer in the heart of Orange County, has stepped up to host the county’s first super POD (Point Of Dispensing) site — undertaking a monumental task in our vaccination distribution process,” said acting chairman Andrew Do, in the Orange County announcement about the decision.

Disneyland opened up to help California speed up the COVID-19 vaccination effort, according to The New York Times. California has been struggling with a massive surge of COVID-19 cases, becoming an epicenter for the United States and the world.

Photos from Disneyland

The Associated Press captured a number of photos from the super site, showing vaccination tents amid a warm California environment. Scroll through the photos below.

Orange County resident Esther Song expresses her gratitude with a “Love” gesture after getting her vaccine at the Disneyland Resort serving as a Super POD (Point Of Dispensing) COVID-19 mass vaccination site Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif.
Orange County resident Esther Song expresses her gratitude with a “Love” gesture after getting her vaccine at the Disneyland Resort serving as a Super POD (Point Of Dispensing) COVID-19 mass vaccination site Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif.
Damian Dovarganes, Associated Press
An Orange County resident cheers after getting a vaccine at the Disneyland Resort serving as a Super POD (Point of Dispensing) COVID-19 mass vaccination site Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif.
An Orange County resident cheers after getting a vaccine at the Disneyland Resort serving as a Super POD (Point of Dispensing) COVID-19 mass vaccination site Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif.
Damian Dovarganes, Associated Press
An Orange County resident is seen after getting a vaccine at the Disneyland Resort serving as a Super POD (Point Of Dispensing) COVID-19 mass vaccination site Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif.
An Orange County resident is seen after getting a vaccine at the Disneyland Resort serving as a Super POD (Point Of Dispensing) COVID-19 mass vaccination site Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif.
Damian Dovarganes, Associated Press
People walk after receiving their vaccines at the Disneyland Resort, serving as a Super POD (Point of Dispensing) COVID-19 mass vaccination site in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.
People walk after receiving their vaccines at the Disneyland Resort, serving as a Super POD (Point of Dispensing) COVID-19 mass vaccination site in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.
Damian Dovarganes, Associated Press
COVID-19 vaccination tents are set up in the north of the Toy Story parking lot at the Disneyland Resort on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif.
COVID-19 vaccination tents are set up in the north of the Toy Story parking lot at the Disneyland Resort on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif.
Jeff Gritchen, The Orange County Register via Associated Press
COVID-19 vaccination tents are set up in the north of the Toy Story parking lot at the Disneyland Resort on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif.
COVID-19 vaccination tents are set up in the north of the Toy Story parking lot at the Disneyland Resort on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Anaheim, Calif.
Jeff Gritchen, The Orange County Register via Associated Press