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Posted on: January 20, 2021


County of Orange (News Flash)

  • Vaccines are being dispensed in a phased approach. 
  • Vaccinations are by appointment only. Anyone showing up without an appointment will be turned away.  If you don’t have an appointment, don’t go. 
  • All residents interested in being vaccinated are encouraged to register at to be notified when there are appointments available. 
  • Our vaccine scheduling has been simplified.   Eligible individuals under Phase 1A (all tiers) who are registered in the Othena system, including persons age 65 and older, will receive an e-mail to schedule a vaccination appointment. Simply register and you will be e-mailed when an appointment is available.                                                                       -Individuals must also live or work within Orange County and must make an appointment                                                                                                                                             -Health care workers need an employee badge, letter from their employer or something else that proves their occupation                                                                                         -We expect to continue scheduling 3,000 appointments per day 
  • Most eligible individuals will be contacted through their employer                                                                                                                                                                                   -Others who are eligible will be notified and should continue to watch for announcements through the Health Care Agency (HCA) website, social media and news media 
  • Appointments are scheduled for no more than three days out as the County depends on the State for its supply of vaccine doses
  • The vaccination experience typically takes 45-60 minutes per person. It is not necessary to arrive more than 15-20 minutes before your scheduled appointment
  • Anyone who received their 1st vaccine dose through the Othena system (starting January 6) will automatically receive their 2nd dose appointment confirmation through Othena     -Everyone who received their 1st dose through their health system, employer, or other group will receive the 2nd dose from the same source 
  • Individuals receiving vaccines will:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   -Receive a card listing the vaccine type of the first dose received (e.g. Moderna) and the lot number                                                                                                                           -Need to bring their vaccine cards to the site when receiving the 2nd dose

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