There were long queues of people waiting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, but some county residents trying to get vaccinated said they had trouble landing an hour through the Othena registration app.
District leaders say their registration application is overloaded. According to the Orange County Health Agency, about 10,000 people registered overnight to make an appointment.
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Some who had trouble scheduling a meeting even received a message that they could no longer register. The county says it is working to address the issues and more registration slots will open as the county receives more vaccines.
Residents can find more information on making an appointment on the Othena website and download the app from the App Store.
The county is asking those who do not have an appointment not to come to the Super POD website, as this would crush the system and make the spread of vaccines more challenging. Health leaders warn that meetings are needed to make things go smoothly.
Disneyland is the first of five Super POD sites in Orange County with the capacity to vaccinate thousands of people every day. The remaining sites will be announced after the finalization of their agreements.
County health officials on Tuesday opened access to vaccines to residents aged 65 and over, and the state is now following in the county̵
So far, Orange County has received more than 170,000 vaccines, according to OCHA Director Dr. Clayton Chow. To get more vaccines, Chow said it was crucial for the county to prove to the state Super PODS as a Disneyland site successful and that people wanted the vaccine.
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