COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Channels

To accomplish the twin principles of safety and equity, California is leveraging an immunization framework to coordinate the administration of the COVID-19 vaccines. California is working hard to be transparent, careful, and above all, equitable in efforts to provide a COVID-19 vaccine to everyone in California who needs and requests vaccination.

The success of the County’s implementation of the phased, tiered vaccination plan depends on everyone being patient and allowing priority groups to be vaccinated first. Overwhelming the process 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 eligibility will open up to other groups.

The County of Orange launched Operation Independence on 12/31/20 with the goal to vaccinate all OC residence by 7/2/21. Learn about the strategy HERE.



COVID-19 Vaccine Providers Link for Information
Blueshield CA
OC Health Care Agency
Vaccine Finder






Click HERE to see a downloadable list of Orange County Vaccination locations in multiple languages

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is overseeing the registration and approval for the COVID-19 vaccination program in California.

In order to receive and administer COVID-19 vaccines, all California healthcare providers will enroll in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program electronically through CDPH’s vaccine provider enrollment and management system at CalVax agreeing to a number of specific conditions. COVID-19 vaccines and ancillary supplies will be procured and distributed by the federal government at no cost to enrolled COVID-19 vaccination providers.

Visit California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for more information on vaccine distribution, availability, enrollment and training requirements, and planning questions and answers.

Vaccine Distribution
Updated: 3/3/21

Vaccine Distribution

COVID-19 Vaccine Providers Locations

Healthcare Systems and Hospital organizations are organizing COVID-19 vaccine clinics, primarily for their own healthcare personnel.

All remaining doses of vaccine that will be utilized on the next priority group, including staff of local community health partners.


Pharmacy partners such as Walgreens and CVS offer onsite COVID-19 shots to residents of nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. This federal partnership will end in March. Beginning on February 11, a new Federal Retail Pharmacy Program (FRPP) partnership roll-out includes CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid. Pharmacies will provide COVID-19 vaccines to targeted populations including people aged 65+, Health Care Workers and Long-Term Care residents/staff.

Community Health Centers Community health centers and independent pharmacies are serving the vulnerable communities that are disproportionately affected among additional other groups especially hard hit by the pandemic.
OC Health Care Agency

Open to the public, vaccination of priority groups will happen at SuperPOD sites in each region of Orange County.

Members of the public should keep in mind we are entering the first phase of vaccination efforts. Many people will have to wait until Spring or Summer to get vaccinated. To learn more about the State’s strategic framework and current priority group, visit

Register an account to join the virtual queue and, when eligible, view available vaccine appointments on

The County of Orange launched Operation Independence on 12/31/20 with the goal to vaccinate all OC residence by 7/2/21. Learn about the strategy HERE.

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

If you’re eligible and vaccine appointments are available through My Turn, you can schedule one. Find out how by visiting

The State of California COVID-19 Hotline is accessible to people with disabilities and offers services in English and Spanish, with connections to interpretive services in more than 250 languages, and can be reached by calling 1 (833) 422-4255 or 1-833-4CA-4ALL (M-F 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sa-Su 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.).