|The Disneyland resort in Orange County will become the region's first "super" distribution site, Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do said on Monday. (File photo by=Getty Images)|
[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] California's Disneyland theme park is set to become a massive Covid-19 vaccination site this week, county officials announced on Monday. The "happiest place on earth" is one of several large distribution sites opening up in the state as cases soar and hospitals near capacity.
The most populous US state has lagged behind in its vaccination rate, doling out around a third of its doses so far. The state reported just under 40,000 new cases on Monday and 264 deaths.
California ranks 42nd out of 50 states in its vaccination rate per 100,000 residents, according to the Centers for Disease Control data. The Disneyland resort in Orange County will become the region's first "super" distribution site, Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do said on Monday. It will have the capacity to vaccinate thousands of people daily.
The state's vaccination campaign is focusing on high priority individuals, like health care workers and long-term care facility residents. The park has been closed to visitors since mid-March - unlike its sister resort, Walt Disney World in Florida, which has been open to reduced numbers of guests since July. The Golden State has the third-highest death rate in the country.