Now that COVID-19 vaccinations are beginning to roll out across America, it is great to see that Disney World Cast Members now have a variety of options to get pricked (A.K.A. to get the vaccine) — Unlike Aurora’s circumstance, this pinch is a good one!
For quite some time Disney World unions have been fighting to ensure that Cast Members can get vaccinated sooner rather than later. Cast Members who have been keeping Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney Springs filled with magic throughout the pandemic, so it seems well deserved that now, their options are plentiful!
First off, in Florida, anyone over the age of 18 is currently eligible to get a vaccine, which means that those Cast Members of age can easily now make an appointment or head to a walk-in facility to do so. However, it seems that Disney is also ensuring that their Cast Members have a more magical way to protect themselves.
Jeff Vahle (@jeffvahle), President of Walt Disney World Resort, took to Instagram to announce that the Walt Disney World Health Services team is ensuring that Cast Members have another easy way to get vaccinated.
Sending a big thanks to our amazing Walt Disney World Health Services team as they provide Cast with another option to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. We are so pleased to help Central Florida in its continued fight to beat the virus! #GetTheShot #DisneyCastLife
From the photos, we can see that Cast Members are indeed getting vaccinated in this mobile vaccination unit, which is fantastic news! This means that if you are a Cast Member, you can easily set up to get vaccinated, making the process extremely simple.
Cast Members have been taking risks throughout the pandemic to ensure that Guests are still able to smile when looking up at Cinderella Castle, as well as to ensure that they and their families continue to have food on their plates — So this added convenience is a fantastic way for Disney to say thank you for all they have done. Disney is also paying their Cast Members the equivalent to a four-hour shift to get vaccinated.
What do you think about the next Cast Member vaccination option?