O.C. To Open Mass COVID-19 Vaccine Site At Anaheim Convention Center
By: Nouran Salahieh, Erin Myers
Date: February 18, 2021
“The Anaheim Convention Center is set to become another one of Orange County’s mass COVID-19 vaccination sites.
The new “Super POD” site was scheduled to begin next week giving second doses of the Moderna vaccine to those who received their first dose nearby at Disneyland, county officials announced.
…“The opening of the Anaheim Convention Center site, scheduled for Wednesday, February 24, is potentially delayed, dependent on Moderna vaccine supply,” county officials said in a news release.
The Disneyland vaccine site, which is now closed through at least Monday due to the shortage, was scheduled to switch over from Moderna to Pfizer when the new site opens.
The Anaheim Convention Center, which will become the county’s third mass vaccine site, will start with only dispensing second doses from Moderna, but will later also inoculate those seeking their first shot.
…“These two sites will provide more options for Anaheim residents to get vaccinated where they live, while also serving people from across Orange County,” Mayor Harry Sidhu said in a statement. “Vaccines given in Anaheim will help save lives and allow us to get our theme parks, convention center and sports venues opened when the time is right.”
…Also distributing the vaccine in the county are numerous health care providers and pharmacies.
Residents can make an appointment at a county-operated vaccine site online by clicking here. Those with questions can call 714-834-2000.”