Orange County has opened three mass vaccination sites for the next batch of qualified medical staff to get their first batch of COVID-19 vaccine shot.
On Thursday, January 7, the Orange County medical facility began to treat all the personnel listed in Phase 1 A, which has been targeting frontline hospital staff, residents of long-term care facilities, and acquisitions since mid-December. First responders for coronavirus vaccine.
Now, the list of medical staff who can make appointments for vaccines includes nursing staff, dentists, laboratory technicians, family medical staff and pharmacists, as well as personnel from nursing homes, emergency care, dialysis centers and some law enforcement agencies.
The agency’s spokeswoman Jessica Good said on Thursday: “The OC medical agency has contacted various groups to arrange appointments for vaccines at designated locations in Orange County.” Photo ID must be presented. Credentials and professional licenses, employee badges, pay slips, or letter from the employer with an appropriate heading.
On Thursday, January 7, a group of people meandered down from the Cyber Training Center in Northern Anaheim, waiting for their first dose. Other locations are in Huntington Beach and Irvine.
Anaheim spokesman Mike Lyster said that by the end of the day, 900 people are expected to have been shot.
The people who received the dose entered one of 10 sites made up of paramedics in Anaheim, Brea, Fullerton and Orange.
Lester said that after the injection, the recipient’s allergic reactions should be monitored.
He said: “Everyone we do today has no problems so far.” “Most people are just on the road.”
Lester said the county has sent notices to people to make appointments for medication, but the number of people who showed up exceeded expectations. He said, but everyone was screened, and only eligible people were vaccinated-retirees and health care workers in other counties were turned away.
Lyster said it will continue to emphasize the significance of the appointment, adding that the site is expected to continue to operate throughout the weekend.
A place that can accommodate more people is being designed. Lester said Anaheim officials hope to accommodate at least one person in the city.
He said: “In the long run, our city is ready to cooperate with the county to have a variety of places.” When vaccines are available to anyone who wants, “Everything we do today is to prepare for the future. .”
The Acting Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Andrew Do, said in a press release on Thursday that the county is planning to call it “Operation Independence” regional “super dispensing points” that can vaccinate thousands of people every day. vaccine.
The press release said: “The county expects to need at least five super PODs. These super PODs will not go live until they are approved, staffed and provided with COVID-19 vaccine.” The location will be announced when it is finalized.
Lester said people who received the first dose of the drug at the Anaheim training center will receive the second dose at one of the new locations.
Goode said that so far, the health care facility has provided 6,400 doses to the current three temporary locations.
According to the new online tracking dashboard, as of December 31, approximately 32,000 people in Orange County were vaccinated.
Goode said the health agency does not yet know how often the vaccination data will be updated. “We have been waiting until next week and expect the state to provide stronger data.”
Hesitation is the first to get a new vaccine, and other logistics issues have also slowed the initial deployment in the state. Dr. Clayton Chau, director of the Department of Health Care and county health officer, said this week that about 1 in 3 hospital staff in Orange County decided to skip the shot.
According to the detailed schedule on the Health Care Agency website, in Orange County, the next wave of vaccination (Phase 1B and 1C) is expected to begin sometime in February. To date, these stages include elderly residents and other residents over 16 years old, all of whom have underlying medical conditions or disabilities that make them highly likely to suffer from severe COVID-19 cases, as well as a series of basic workers.