With Disneyland Resort now becoming a vaccination center for Orange County, California, many are wondering if Walt Disney World could also become a vaccination site for Central Florida, and it looks like the resort is indeed looking at pursuing that option.
Earlier this week Disney confirmed that it has been in talks with Florida government officials and are prepared to support vaccination efforts any way they can. The company said it’s focused on being a good community partner and are currently exploring how they can be of the most help to Floridians.
Though Walt Disney World is still operating (unlike Disneyland Resort) there is still plenty of backstage space that could be used for vaccinations, and the company also has the special super-cold refrigerators that need to be used to store the vaccine.
As of Monday, 633,440 Floridians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is 3% of the total population.
And though that is a good start, many in the state are looking for creative ways to scale up vaccination efforts in the spring as larger populations will need the shots, and it will be interesting to see if Walt Disney World steps up to help the community with this effort.