Disney Parks across the U.S. continue to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations. Beginning next week, the Disneyland Resort will begin offering the COVID-19 vaccine to Cast Members as well as their family members. The offer will extend to more than 15,000 Cast Members, both active and furloughed.
Ken Potrock, President of the Disneyland Resort, shared the news on Instagram. Potrock posted:
Starting next week, our Cast Members and their families will have an opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on property at the Disneyland Resort. So happy to offer this convenient option as we continue our efforts in the fight against COVID-19 in our community.
There will be two vaccination locations on theme park property that Disney Cast Members can access for their vaccine. The first location will be at the Disneyland Hotel, which is currently still temporarily closed during the phased reopening process of the Disneyland Resort. The second location will be a backstage pharmacy. Disneyland will be offering Cast Members both the two-shot Pfizer vaccine and the single-shot vaccine created by Johnson & Johnson.
The news was also reported by the Orange County Register. The Register‘s reports:
“This convenient option for cast members and their families to get the vaccine gives us more hope and optimism as we continue our efforts to fight COVID-19 in our community,” Disney parks Chief Medical Officer Pam Hymel said in a statement.
Instagram user and Disneyland blogger GothicRosie also shared more information on vaccinations and how Disneyland employees can access them.
CALLING ALL CAST MEMBERS
Active and Furloughed and families
Covid-19 vaccines available at the Disneyland Hotel’s South Concourse Area. Select dates May 13 – June 30 check the Cast Member Covid-19 Vaccine Hubsite on Disneybewell.com
Unions representing Disney Cast Members applauded Disney’s decision to aid in the vaccination of their employees. Per the OC Register report:
“The Craft Maintenance Council is pleased to collaboratively support the efforts of the Disneyland resort to provide cast members and their families with convenient options to get vaccinated,” Building and Construction Trades Council representative Ernesto Medrano said in a statement. “As skilled trades, we recognize that health and safety is of utmost importance to all of us.”
Prior to the theme park’s reopening, its Toy Story parking lot had become a COVID-19 vaccination site in January. The POD site (Point of Dispensing) closed down on April 30, when Disneyland reopened after its historic 412-day closure.
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