There were long queues of people waiting to get the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, but some county residents trying to get vaccinated reported having trouble landing an appointment through the Othena registration app.
County officials say their registration app was overwhelmed. According to the Orange County Health Care Agency, about 10,000 people signed up overnight to schedule an appointment.
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Some who had trouble scheduling an appointment even received a message that they could no longer register. The county says it is working to resolve errors, and more registration sites will be opened when the county receives more vaccines.
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The county is asking them without agreement not to come to the Super POD site because it would overwhelm the system and make vaccine distribution more challenging. Health leaders warn that appointments are required for things to run smoothly.
Disneyland is the first of five Super POD locations in Orange County with the capacity to vaccinate thousands of people every day. The other sites will be announced when their appointments are completed.
County health officials on Tuesday opened access for vaccines to residents 65 and older, and the state is now following in the county’s footsteps.
So far, Orange County has received more than 170,000 vaccines, according to OCHA Director Dr. Clayton Chau. To receive more vaccines, Chau said it is critical for the county to prove to the state Super PODS, just as the Disneyland site is successful and that people want the vaccine.
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