The first Super Point of Distribution (POD) is located at Disneyland and opened on Wednesday, January 13. Currently, vaccines at Super POD locations will be provided only to individuals in the Phase 1A classification (all tiers), or who work as first responders in high-risk communities, or who are 65 years of age or over. To view a list of tiers of individuals who can receive a vaccine, visit ochealthinfo.com/covid19.
All residents are encouraged to register to be notified when the County of Orange’s vaccine and testing management app, Othena, has appointments available and is ready for their use by visiting http://othena.com/individuals.php and filling out the online form. Individuals must have an appointment and must show identification and documentation of eligibility at the site to receive a vaccination. Othena is a vaccine scheduling system created by CuraPatient, in conjunction with leading health care experts and public health agencies. Appointment slots are opened based on vaccine availability.
The success of the County’s phased, tiered vaccination plan depends on everyone being patient and allowing priority groups to be vaccinated first. Overwhelming the appointment system will make it even more challenging to dispense the limited supply of the vaccine currently available. As the vaccine becomes more plentiful, additional appointments will become available, and eligibility will open up to other groups.
If you would like to volunteer to assist government staff with COVID-19 vaccinations at POD sites, visit https://volunteers.oneoc.org/special-event/a182I000007VTf2?fbclid=IwAR3W_cUhcT7lyM9mJevjeRMzolaaUt8fY1Hl4U0lgLUPCz2SDPV9sd_wgaw.
Need to get tested? At-Home test kits are available at no cost for individuals who live in Orange County and are asymptomatic or have exposure concerns. Click here to order your test or to make an appointment at a testing site.
For more information, please visit https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/.