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A security guard moves cones to direct some of the hundreds of vehicles in line at the Six Flags Magic Mountain site in Valencia for COVID-19 shots on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. | Photo: Dan Watson / The Signal.

 

Magic Mountain Opens Vaccination Site, Aims to Administer More Than 2K Doses a Day

Uploaded: , Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021

By Caleb Lunetta | The Signal

The Los Angeles County Public Health Department opened the Six Flags Magic Mountain vaccination site Tuesday, one of the five larger vaccination sites opened this week in conjunction with the Fire Department and other agencies.

And in spite of the windy conditions creating difficulties for the professional health care workers, officials planned to administer 2,400 vaccines Tuesday, with the site capable of as many as 4,000 daily administrations.

Those queuing for anywhere between 45 minutes to an hour at Magic Mountain to receive their doses were all health care workers described as “high risk,” according to Marco Rodriguez, a public information officer for the L.A. County Fire Department.

“People are divided into different tiers, and right now it’s the health care workers that are exposed to contaminated surfaces, etc.,” said Rodriguez. “So those are the people that are high risk and getting the vaccine.”

In order to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at Magic Mountain, health care workers were told to make their appointment online and confirm their status as a health care professional. Then, once arriving at Magic Mountain, they would need to show some form of identification or proof to site staff to proceed through the line in their vehicles.

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Hundreds of vehicles line up at the entrance of Six Flags Magic Mountain for people to get vaccination shots in Valencia on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. | Photo: Dan Watson / The Signal.

At approximately 10:40 a.m., the line of vehicles stretched from the administration site in the parking lots behind Magic Mountain, winding past the perimeter of Hurricane Harbor, and out through the park’s entrance running parallel to the X-2 roller coaster.

Approximately 200 nurses, health care professionals and Fire Department personnel are working at Magic Mountain to administer the Pfizer vaccine, which will require those receiving their first dose on Tuesday to eventually sign up to receive their second required dose in three weeks, Rodriguez said.

“Depending on the type of vaccine they received, they will be funneled through different sites,” said Rodriguez. “To get it again, they have to go online and register for the second dose, and they’ll be directed to where that will be offered.”

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Los Angeles County employees check reservations as hundreds of vehicles line up at Six Flags Magic Mountain for vaccination shots in Valencia on Tuesday, 011921. Dan Watson/The Signal

The vaccination site is scheduled to be open, as of Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., seven days a week, with a plan in place for them to expand those hours if need be, Rodriguez said.

“We are prepared to provide our parking lot as long as L.A. County needs in order to facilitate vaccination efforts,” said Jerry Certonio, the manager of marketing and public relations for Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor. “As a longtime member of the greater Los Angeles community, Six Flags Magic Mountain is honored to be a COVID-19 vaccination site to help facilitate a broader vaccine distribution in the community, including the Santa Clarita Valley.”

“We do look forward to reopening our parks and offering our guests a safe entertainment experience once again,” Certonio added.

For more information about the vaccine process through L.A. County, click here.

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Hundreds of vehicles line up at the entrance of Six Flags Magic Mountain for people to get vaccination shots in Valencia on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. | Photo: Dan Watson / The Signal.

29 Comments for : Magic Mountain Opens Vaccination Site, Aims to Administer More Than 2K Doses a Day


  1. Ruth Madison says:

    Vaccine
    Age 70

  2. Mirna E Aguila says:

    I am 65 years of age, and I wanted to be vaccinated.

  3. Ray sainz says:

    I am 61 with 3 underline conditions

  4. DENISE PIGORS says:

    I HAVE AN ELDERLY MOTHER THAT IS OVER 90. IS THERE ANY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE FOR THE COVID VACCINE.

  5. Julie Toon says:

    My husband and I are over 70 years old and need a covid vaccination.

  6. Francine Lombardo says:

    Appt. for second Phizer shot

  7. Francine Lombardo says:

    I need get my 2nd shot of COVID-19 Iam 73years old I got the first shot already

  8. Lois Regan says:

    I am 81 years old and would like to make an appointment for the first vaccine injection.

  9. Harvey magidow says:

    Need first vaccine for me and my senior wife, Sue Magidow. I am 77 and Sue is 74. Need appointment

  10. Mary Trimmell says:

    I am 68 years and need my first shot

  11. Mary Denardo says:

    I am 82 years old and finished chemo in December, need to get vaccinated but want to go to a drive through location.

  12. Ravinder Basi says:

    Jam 66 years old . I want the Pfizer vaccine.

  13. dolores phillips says:

    can i make an appt.foe vaccine i am over 75

  14. Sharon Robinson says:

    I am 70 with 3 underline conditions.

  15. john briscoe says:

    when can i get the vaccination

  16. Caroline bybee says:

    I have underline health problems I am 67 yrs and my husband is 71 yrs. we want to get the vaccines. We do meals on wheels in. Santa Clarita

  17. I’m Cynthia Wight says:

    I’m 66 yrs old. May I’ll b 67. I have a compromised immune system. I have severe rheumatoid arthritis & asthma. I would like an appt to get a Covid vaccination

  18. Marta E Villa says:

    Our second doses are going to be in February 10

  19. Ramirez Maria says:

    I’m a health worquer

  20. Sandra&Stanley Gerston says:

    We are 85 & 89 yrs old and need a drive through sight. We can not do lot of walking

  21. Stanley&Sandra gerston says:

    We are 85&89 yrs old. We need our 1st shots. We need a drive through. Can not stand or walk much. Would like an appt.

  22. william scott says:

    Monday Feb 1st My wife and I are 78/72 yrs old we need the first shot. how can we get it.

  23. Angela Balsano says:

    Age 74

  24. Zaven Lusparyan says:

    I am 68 years old with 4 underlying conditions. where can I make an appointment for my first shot?

    • SCVNews.com says:

      You’ve asked your question on a TV station’s website. We don’t know; we’d suggest you ask your health care provider.

  25. Judith Clarke says:

    My husband and I were able to make an appointment on Saturday evening 1/31 and hot the appointments for 1st shot on Wednesday 2/3 and 2nd shot scheduled for 2/24. Fantastic experience. Very smooth process. Good job everyone.

  26. Caron James Garrett says:

    Please🙏I need appointment for my friend she is 78 years old , l like to take her , to give her vaccination. Thanks very much

  27. Masi tavakol says:

    Waiting for my vaccin

  28. Vickie Vallejos says:

    I am 63 years old going on 64. I have several underlying conditions and was wondering if I could get the vaccine since we have lost 2 family members with covid. My husbands cousin and my so. In laws grandmother.
    I have high blood pressure goes up to 220. My Triglycerides are up to 1192 . Been on chemo fir 5 years so I don’t have an immune system . Could I please get the vaccine ? Even if I have to wait In Line for no show people .

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