The first mass vaccination site in Orange County will be opening this week at a familiar location: Disneyland in Anaheim.
This “Super POD” – for point of distribution – will provide vaccine injections to prevent infection of the coronavirus. The announcement was made today (Tuesday) by Andrew Do, acting chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “The Disneyland Resort, the largest employer in the heart of Orange County, has stepped up,” he said.
It will be one of five Super POD locations, the details of which will be announced later. Appointments for the inoculations will be made primarily through employers with a tiered approach
“Phase 1A” will now include law enforcement first responders in high-risk communities as well as persons 65 and older. For more on who is considered a member of a group available for priority status for the vaccine, go to https://covid19.ca.gov/essential-workforce/ .
Tuesday’s report from the Orange County Health Care Authority showed a sharp increase in new cases of the coronavirus. The latest daily tally was 3,824 cases, up from 3,259 on Monday and 3,121 on Sunday.
Deaths, however declined from 29 to 28 and both hospitalizations (down from 2,221 to 2,200) and patients in intensive care units dipped from 544 to 535.
The cumulative count of Orange County cases is now 195,685, of which 121,434 are considered recovered. Deaths to date are now 2,148 for the county.
Here is the list of OC cities with the most cases. Deaths are in parentheses.
- Santa Ana: 36,097 (409)
- Anaheim: 33,201 (442)
- Garden Grove: 12,436 (153)
- Orange: 9,285 (103)
- Fullerton: 8,687 (144)
- Huntington Beach: 7,901 (116)
Westminster has 5,357 cases and 67 deaths. Stanton has 2,486 cases and 27 deaths.