Mass Vaccination Site At Anaheim Convention Center Will Be OC’s 3rd
By: Ian Wheeler
Date: February 17, 2021
“Orange County plans to launch its third mass vaccination Super POD (point of dispensing) at the Anaheim Convention Center next week, opening a new front in the county’s campaign to protect millions of residents from the coronavirus.
Starting Wednesday, Feb. 24, the convention center will serve as both a COVID-19 testing and immunization site.
…Appointments for the convention center site also will be made via the county’s Othena appointment system. None of the county’s vaccination centers are open to walk-ups. Qualified patients who are having trouble with Othena are asked to call a county hotline at 714-834-2000.
..Starting Feb. 24, “everyone who received the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Disneyland Super POD site will receive the second dose at the Anaheim Convention Center Super POD site,” county officials said in a press release Wednesday evening.
After that date, Disneyland will only dispense Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, which require a three-week gap between first and second doses, and the convention center will only dispense Moderna vaccines, which require a four-week gap.
“The second dose appointment will remain at the same date and time; only the location will change. Othena will send a notification to everyone whose appointment location is affected by this change,” the press release said.
Being home to two super-sites will make Anaheim a pandemic-fighting hub, said Mayor Harry Sidhu.
“These two sites will provide more options for Anaheim residents to get vaccinated where they live, while also serving people from across Orange County,” he said.
The city is home to many who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic – people with lower incomes and less access to health care who can’t isolate from others if they’re exposed to COVID-19 and don’t have jobs that allow them to work from home….”