Disney Institute Joins FEMA on COVID-19 Response

FEMA and the Disney Institute recently kicked off a training program for FEMA employees and other federal personnel who will be working at COVID-19 community vaccination centers across the country. 

“We have been working closely with our federal, state and local partners to make vaccines available to every person that wants one,” said FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell. “We’re appreciative of the opportunity to collaborate with the Disney Institute and receive additional training that will enhance our customer service at federally-supported vaccination sites.  We are grateful for the support of The Walt Disney Company.” 

FEMA has been providing federal support to community vaccination centers, including supplemental vaccine allocation to pilot sites. Additionally, mobile vaccination units are deployed to support states and the Indian Health Service. The federal community vaccination center pilot sites have administered more than 5.5 million vaccinations. The mobile units have administered more than 48,000 vaccinations. 

“Disney is honored to collaborate with FEMA by sharing best practices of our legendary guest service with those working at federal vaccination sites nationwide,” said Disney Parks President of Segment Development and Enrichment, Experiences and Products George A. Kalogridis. “This collaboration is part of our company’s broader work to support vaccination efforts.”

The Muppets have also joined the response by releasing a PSA encouraging everyone to get a COVID-19 vaccine.  

As more Americans receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the end of the pandemic and a return to normal life is in sight. Those interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine can visit vaccines.gov to find a location. You can also text your zip code to 438829 to receive a text with the closest COVID-19 vaccine location.

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