Based on the current weather forecast, the COVID-19 vaccine Super POD site at Disneyland will reopen today, Thursday, January 21, to those with appointments. Vaccine scheduling has been simplified. Simply register and you will be e-mailed when an appointment is available. Eligible individuals who are registered in the Othena system will receive an e-mail to schedule a vaccination appointment.
If you have questions about, or issues with, Othena, specialists are responding to callers at the Orange County Health Care Agency Hotline to assist you. Call (714) 834-2000, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or email Othena at firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals without appointments, even if they are within an eligible group, are urged not to come to the Disneyland Resort Super POD vaccination site without an appointment.
Overwhelming the POD (point of distribution) system will make it even more challenging to dispense the limited supply of vaccine currently available. As vaccine becomes more plentiful, additional appointments will become available, and all eligible individuals will receive vaccine.
The County’s three existing POD sites were overwhelmed by individuals without appointments today, effectively shutting down the vaccination sites. It is critical for people to understand that appointment slots are available based on vaccine availability. Showing up without an appointment stresses the system and depletes scarce resources.
We know the public is anxious to receive the vaccine and we are working diligently to receive additional supplies. Appointments will be available as soon as the vaccine supply exists to meet that demand.
All residents are encouraged to register to be notified when the County of Orange’s vaccine and testing management app, Othena, has appointments available and is ready for their use by visiting https://othena.com/individuals.php and filling out the online form.
To learn more about the County’s Phased Distribution plan, please visit www.COVIDVaccineFacts.org.
The full text of the release can be found at https://mailchi.mp/ochca/disneysuperpod