The City is supporting the County’s effort to establish regional vaccine Super Points-of-Dispensing, or Super PODs, which will allow them to vaccinate thousands of residents and workers each day throughout the County. The County opened the first Super POD site at Disneyland and opened its second regional COVID-19 Vaccine Super Point of Dispensing (POD) site at Soka University in Aliso Viejo on Saturday.
Orange County is moving quickly to make the COVID-19 vaccination available; however, the County faces ongoing supply limitations. The Orange County Health Care Agency is continuously requesting more doses from the State every day.
Vaccines at Super POD sites are by appointment only, individuals must be eligible within Phase 1A, or be part of first responders in high risk communities, or be 65 years or older. Vaccination scheduling for the Super PODs 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 at www.othena.com and you will be e-mailed when an appointment is available. The vaccination experience at County Super PODs 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.
Three hospital systems in the County (Kaiser Permanente, Providence St. Joseph and UCI Health) are also receiving vaccines to administer to individuals in their systems. Everyone who received their 1st dose through their health system, employer, or other group will receive the 2nd dose from the same source.
Again, vaccines are by appointment only. Anyone showing up without an appointment will be turned away.