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Walt Disney World In Talks To Become COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Site

We learned yesterday that Disneyland Resort will become a COVID-19 vaccine super site. It seems Walt Disney World could also host a vaccine distribution site, according to Gabrielle Russon in an update to her story with the Orlando Sentinel.

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Russon says Walt Disney World has offered to help the vaccine efforts in any way it can and is in talks with the state. Disney said it is focused on being a good community partner to help with the pandemic.

State emergency director Jared Moskowitz confirmed during a virtual town hall with Representative Anna Eskamani that Walt Disney World has the capacity to store the vaccine with an ultra-cold freezer. “We have no ultra-cold freezer storage problems here in the state,” Moskowitz said. “There are plenty of hospitals with them. County health departments have them. Some universities have them. Disney World has one.” Moskowitz’s department has also bought additional ultra-cold freezers.

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Governor Ron DeSantis said vaccines could be dropped at Walt Disney World and Orange County Schools. “They can knock that out pretty quickly. And it’s one dose and done. So I think that makes more sense with essential workers.”

Moskowitz also spoke about the state not getting enough vaccine doses and the logistical challenges emergency officials face. “Now I’m building infrastructure, and now we’re not going to be able to feed the infrastructure because we’re not getting enough vaccine,” he said.

Walt Disney World has been hosting a COVID-19 testing site for several months so vaccine distribution would be the logical next step. Keep checking WDWNT for updates.

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