There was a long line of people waiting to get the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, but some county residents who tried to get the vaccine reported that they could not make appointments through the registration app Othena.
County leaders said their registration application was overwhelmed. According to the Orange County Health Care Agency (Orange County Health Care Agency), about 10,000 people registered overnight for appointments.
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Some people have trouble arranging appointments and even receive a message saying that they cannot register. The county stated that it is working to resolve the malfunction and will open more registration spaces when the county receives more vaccines.
Residents can find more information about appointments on Othena̵
The county asked those who did not make an appointment not to come to the super POD site, because that would overwhelm the system and make vaccine distribution more challenging. The head of health warned that to make things go smoothly, appointments are needed.
Disneyland is the first of five super POD locations in Orange County, and can vaccinate thousands of people every day. Other sites will be announced when the agreement is finalized.
County health officials on Tuesday opened access to vaccines to residents 65 and older, and the state is now following in the footsteps of the county.
OCHA Director Dr. Clayton Chau said that so far, Orange County has received more than 170,000 vaccines. Chau said that to get more vaccines, the county must prove to the state that super Disney parks (such as Disneyland) are successful and that people want the vaccine, which is vital.
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