Vaccinations in unusual places: from Disneyland to the stadium


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A weekend at Disneyland? Yes, to get vaccinated. The California headquarters of the amusement park has been transformed into the largest Covid vaccination center in the region. The Orange County authorities have announced this.

“Disneyland Resort, which is the largest employer of the Orange County, has mobilized to welcome the region’s first major vaccination center, implementing monumental work in our vaccine delivery process, ”explained County Representative Andrew Do.

Disneyland’s Covid vaccination center has been made operational pending the creation of other vaccination centers. “Disneyland Resort is proud to help support Orange County and the City of Anaheim to fight against Covid-19 », wrote Pamela Hymel, doctor in charge of the park.

California is now the American epicenter of the pandemic with two million seven hundred thousand infected and 225,000 hospital admissions. 40,000 cases were registered on Sunday alone and the facilities refuse patients. California has always kept hospital beds down to keep taxpayers from paying the cost of unoccupied facilities, and now pays for this policy.

Together with hospitals and health facilities they become vaccination centers the Los Angeles Dodgers stadium, the most important baseball team in the city, and San Diego’s Petco Park. The Expo was opened in Sacramento and is usually the site of fairs and exhibitions. Even Citi Field, the stadium of the New York Mets, should be converted by January thanks to the agreement with the mayor of the Big Apple Bill De Blasio which relies on the large space and the fact that it is accessible by subway.

The path of alternative places to hospitals has been taken by many countries. The city of Paris has proposed opening vaccination centers in the headquarters of the neighborhoods, the arrondissements. In Cannes, the Palazzo del Cinema has become a vaccination center. There Spain he chose hospitals and even private medical centers. Germany was the first to adapt a place that just didn’t have anything medical: the former Terminal C ofBerlin Tegel Airport became vaccination hub.

In Italy, the regions manage vaccinations: Emilia Romagna and Veneto do them at the Bologna and Padua fairs. Sports halls are also used waiting for the primrose, the vaccine centers that should pop up in cities when the mass vaccination campaign really starts.

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