2 hours ago

ochealth

We have posted the #OCCOVID19 cases reported to us today at occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/coronavirus-in-oc. Please know that the high number of deaths reported out today (from a data perspective) are due to data transmission delays between CalConnect and CalREDIE. ... See moreSee less

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Age and actual dates of death for the 82 deaths reported today. The deaths were spread out over a 28 day period and were mostly in the older, most vulnerable segments of our population.

Fortunately the state will be receiving extra doses from the federal vaccine stockpile, pictured below.

The daily case counts within the yellow section on the bottom chart are the days that are in scope for today's daily case rate. Based on these numbers, tomorrow's case rate should be around 110.

If only we could have predicted this was going to happen.

Here's how today's update changed daily case rates for the past 30 days:

ICU numbers are down slightly, but a massive amount of cases were reported today, mostly for specimen dates within the past few weeks. The case rate is up to 99.1.

Oh no. Those ICU numbers going down were the bad sign we hoped could be accounted for otherwise. 😢

I wish those ICU numbers were reduced by the reported deaths...😧

Wow

2 hours ago

ochealth

We’re here to connect those struggling with their mental health to free & confidential support. If you don’t know where to turn, help is here. To talk with real people who really know what you’re going through, visit www.HelpIsHereOC.com, or call (877) 910-WARM youtu.be/hu_UMElMpsY. #HelpIsHereOC #StigmaFreeOC #BeAFriendForLife ... See moreSee less

We’re here to connect those struggling with their mental health to free & confidential support. If you don’t know where to turn, help is here. To talk with real people who really know what you’re going through, visit www.HelpIsHereOC.com, or call (877) 910-WARM https://youtu.be/hu_UMElMpsY. #HelpIsHereOC #StigmaFreeOC #BeAFriendForLife

3 hours ago

ochealth

#OC volunteers, we need your help. Register today to help government staff provide #OCCOVID19 vaccine distribution at Super PODS (points of dispensing): volunteers.oneoc.org/special-event/a182I000007VTf2. #CovidVaccine ... See moreSee less

#OC volunteers, we need your help. Register today to help government staff provide #OCCOVID19 vaccine distribution at Super PODS (points of dispensing): https://volunteers.oneoc.org/special-event/a182I000007VTf2. #COVIDVaccine

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Had nearly a year to plan for this and ask for volunteers. Only asking now.

Do volunteers get vaccinated?

They get vaccinated after the second day

4 hours ago

ochealth

Get free, single-swab testing for County of Orange, California and #OCCOVID19 at County of Orange, California Super Sites in #anaheim and #costamesa. Click ochealthinfo.com/supersite to learn more. While waiting for your test results, please visit occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/waiting-test-results for helpful information about how to keep yourself and others safe. ... See moreSee less

Get free, single-swab testing for #flu and #OCCOVID19 at County of Orange, California Super Sites in #Anaheim and #CostaMesa. Click ochealthinfo.com/supersite to learn more. While waiting for your test results, please visit https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/waiting-test-results for helpful information about how to keep yourself and others safe.Image attachmentImage attachment

5 hours ago

ochealth

Our COVID-19 Hotline, (714) 834-2000, and email address, ETeam@ochca.com, are here to answer your questions about industry reopening and activity resumption, current guidance and more. #OCCOVID19 ... See moreSee less

Our COVID-19 Hotline, (714) 834-2000, and email address, ETeam@ochca.com, are here to answer your questions about industry reopening and activity resumption, current guidance and more. #OCCOVID19Image attachmentImage attachment

18 hours ago

ochealth

The County of Orange, California is currently dispensing Moderna vaccines at the #disneyland Super POD site. As individuals receiving vaccine there are instructed, the required 2nd dose must be the same vaccine (e.g. both 1st and 2nd dose should be Moderna vaccine).

If you arrive more than 30 minutes before your scheduled vaccine appointment, you may expect extended wait times before being vaccinated due to the high volume of people being vaccinated.

Individuals with appointments (which are required) are encouraged to arrive no more than 30 minutes before your appointment time.

• Individuals receiving vaccines will:

➡️Receive a card listing the vaccine type of the first dose received (e.g. Moderna) and the lot number
➡️Confirm the vaccine type when scheduling the 2nd dose
➡️Need to bring their vaccine cards to the site when receiving the 2nd dose
#OCCOVID19 #COVIDVaccineFacts #CovidVaccine
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The County of Orange, California is currently dispensing Moderna vaccines at the #Disneyland Super POD site. As individuals receiving vaccine there are instructed, the required 2nd dose must be the same vaccine (e.g. both 1st and 2nd dose should be Moderna vaccine). 

If you arrive more than 30 minutes before your scheduled vaccine appointment, you may expect extended wait times before being vaccinated due to the high volume of people being vaccinated.
 
Individuals with appointments (which are required) are encouraged to arrive no more than 30 minutes before your appointment time.

• Individuals receiving vaccines will:
 
➡️Receive a card listing the vaccine type of the first dose received (e.g. Moderna) and the lot number
➡️Confirm the vaccine type when scheduling the 2nd dose
➡️Need to bring their vaccine cards to the site when receiving the 2nd dose
#OCCOVID19 #COVIDVaccineFacts #CovidVaccineImage attachmentImage attachment

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I registered and it said my tier was not ready BUT it states it is... does anyone know other ways they have tried to schedule an appointment other than here with Athena??

This has been a terrible sign up process. I still can't get appointments for my parents.

For those that have Kaiser, Kaiser has the vaccination and is making appointments to get it for healthcare workers and for 65 and over, just a FYI.

Has anyone booked an appointment on the website instead of the app? It doesn't seem to ever progress from the "your registered" screen.

Can someone please tell me what my parent needs to bring with them to the appointment if they don’t have the app due to having Android ? Is just a printout of the appointment time/date and ID sufficient? (When I got mine-healthcare worker here-I had the app and they scanned a QR code from the app).

Terrible app. I registered both of my parents three days ago, on last Tuesday. I still can’t schedule appointments for them. I know people who registered after me but they got their appointments scheduled. Both of my parents are cancer survivors and my mom has severe asthma. Very disappointed and frustrated.

Trying to help my mom. Your othena app is not working. It has been down almost 3 days. Finally got in tonight. It always says there is no clinic available. I have tried to schedule her for every day this year. Please help

I got my vaccine yesterday at Disneyland and am unable to make an appointment for my second shot on the Othena website because when I sign it, it just gives me the information on my first vaccine. How can I get an appointment for my second shot?

HOW AND WHEN CAN WE SCHEDULE SECOND DOSE? App says an appt for February 10 when I enter my login but does not allow you to select a time or location. When will we have access for that especially since paramedic says we need to receive it within the 28 day period it is due?

Why is a senior citizen in Tier 1A not able to make an appointment?

App terrible. App says one thing. But website says something else. It says I scheduled something. But we never did. It gives no dates to choose from other than Jan 7th. Of course it never works during business hours as well. So sad

How do you schedule the second dose? My father got his first dose yesterday and the app has a second dose appt at 8:11pm with no location listed. What needs to be done? I sent an email requesting information and called but couldn't get through.

I got an appointment for me but I cannot make appointment for my husband. Website gives me this message: Thanks for your interest in the COVID-19 vaccine. Othena is dedicated to assisting you in protecting your health. Currently, we are in State-mandated Phase 1A vaccination for frontline and health care workers only. Vaccine doses are currently extremely limited by the supply. We realize that everyone who is interested deserves a vaccine as soon as it’s available for them, and Othena will notify you as soon as you become eligible. When I go to the app it tells me appointment N/A. I have tried reschedule and nothing pops up. Anyone else having this issue?

I hope the county systems increase appointments soon. In the meantime, I encourage all those who have Kaiser to attempt to schedule through them. They are scheduling for members who fall into tier one workforce.

ochealth how do we get appointments for our parents? 80 years old, cancer survivor, taking iron infusions due to severe anemia. I can't seem to get anyone on the phone and keep getting emails from her doctors "don't contact us, we will contact you."

Michael Bean

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19 hours ago

ochealth

Thousands of #OC residents have successfully scheduled appointments through Othena.com for the #Disneyland Super Point-of-Distribution (POD) – and we understand it has been a challenge for many to register and schedule appointments.

➡️There is an extremely high demand to receive the COVID vaccine, yet the success of the County of Orange, California’s phased, tiered vaccination plan depends on everyone being patient and allowing priority groups to be vaccinated first.
➡️Overwhelming the appointment system will make it even more challenging to dispense the limited supply of the vaccine currently available.
➡️As the vaccine becomes more plentiful, additional appointments will become available and eligibility will open up to other groups.

Due to the extremely high demand, we are working on setting up additional customer service resources that individuals can contact to get assistance. We thank the #OC community for their patience!

#OCCOVID19 #Othena #COVIDVaccineFacts #COVIDVaccine CuraPatient
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Why don’t you publish something that explains the process. I went onto the system through the app. It said I have an appointment scheduled but with no location or date. Is there something I’m missing?

It's unfortunate the Othena App is completely useless to schedule an appointment. The website has issues too. The responses I have received so far from CuraPatient have been vague, like "we will be making more appointments available in the near future." Lol. Many of us wasted a lot of time last night online due to false or inaccurate information reported here. It was announced there would be appointments available after 6pm but nothing happened until 7am when appointments for Saturday vanished in about 6 minutes. How can we know when the next round of appointments will become available?

How are the second appointments scheduled? I'm trying to get them confirmed for my parents, and the app shows some obscure date and time in the middle of the night and it cannot be rescheduled. 😫 It took ages to get their initial appointments... I really feel bad for the elderly/at-risk population trying to secure a vaccine when they're not on Facebook to see updates or tips, don't understand how to use aps, or are ESL. 😔 Clearer sign up procedures and instructions on what to expect upon arrival to the Super PODS need to happen ASAP.

The Othena app is an embarrassment...when you change a date or number of people you’re trying to create an appointment FOR , the app seems to reset to the current date and 1 person...clicking the “Update” button does nothing...it’s such a simple form and the app behind it does not work...people are literally dying because they cant get a vaccine...THIS APP NEEDS TO BE FIXED NOW!

Going to wait another 10 days before I even try to register. Hopefully more of the glitches will be resolved by them. Does anyone know how far out they are scheduling appointments? I’m trying to get my first dose around a certain date.

My husband and I are in the priority group, I’m 70 and he’s 75. After trying for four days I finally got him registered. But no opportunity to schedule an appointment for either of us. It’s very frustrating especially when I hear that younger people are getting vaccinated ahead of us.

Is anyone having trouble even logging in? I was able to “register” my mom for an account with Othena but have never been able to log into the app or the website since. It always just says “loading”. So frustrating!

ochealth how do we get appointments for those that do fit into tier 1a? My mother for example is 80 years old, cancer survivor, taking iron infusions due to severe anemia. I can't seem to get anyone on the phone and keep getting emails from her doctors "don't contact us, we will contact you." #OCCOVID19 #Othena #COVIDVaccineFacts #COVIDVaccine #CuraPatient

Othena should have assigned both vaccination dates with one sign up. Would’ve been so much easier and less stressful.

Still is a challenge. Shows I have an appt but says N/A. So frustrating. Trying to get my 83 year old MIL vaccinated. Super site said it would be open at 5:00am only to have it Really open at 8:00am So much misinformation.

The App is not available on Google Play. The website will not allow appointment-making. What is a senior citizen supposed to do to get the vaccine? So frustrating.

After you get the first dose, how is the second appointment set?

Othenanotification@compositeapps.net was suggested for sending input to the developers per the Apple App Store feedback forum. (Drop an OC supervisor name in your message! 😆)

So frustrating! Nothing works!

Trying to get my Mother-In-Law registered. App says she is but will not let her access profile!!!! You are only now hiring! That should have been done months ago.

I sure hope the Board of Supervisors sees these comments. This is on them.

I found the app in Google Play. But it doesnt work

Terrible website. You’ve had months to set it up! What a shame!

Not true -- simply not true -- major failure

Has anyone booked an appointment on the Othena.com website vs. the app? We never see the appointment screen.

So in reading these comments, it seems like OC has turned this into some kind of a lottery. So whoever is fastest or luckiest or earliest on the Othena joke of an app gets vaccinated and everyone else gets nothing and just keeps on trying and trying to get vaccinated? Are we trying to save lives and get vaccinated or is this some kind of amateur hour trying to treat us residents like idiots? Are you kidding? How can this be allowed to happen?

Why does my 91 year old Mother-In-Laws account have N/A???????

Thousands of #OC residents can't get a straight answer from a shoddy new company based in Irvine. No areas to register or to enter existing conditions. No explanations as how the OCBOS and OCHealth even selected this new company (Cura Patient-Othena) versus tried and true logistical chain companies. We need leading edge, not bleeding edge!

The Othena website worked well for me. I registered using my laptop on Wednesday with no issues, message was nothing available. I checked back later, nothing was available. I checked the next morning and have an appointment on Saturday at 1:30, the screen shot I have has the date, time, location and an appointment ID and tells me to bring a valid photo ID.

Do you have to use the ap or can you just check on your computer? All I see when I log in is ". Vaccine doses are currently extremely limited by the supply. We realize that everyone who is interested deserves a vaccine as soon as it’s available for them, and Othena will notify you as soon as you become eligible." How will they notify me?? By email??

22 hours ago

ochealth

We are recruiting for the position of Comprehensive Care Nurse in Adult Correctional Health Services. The Comprehensive Care Nurse is part of a team which provides medical, dental, nursing, infection control, health education and pharmaceutical services at a community standard of care to all adult inmates in the County's five correctional facilities. The ideal candidate will have two or more years of experience supervising clinical and/or nursing staff and five or more years of experience working in a correctional and/or dependent care type of setting. For more information and to apply please visit: bit.ly/38IKzqp. #Working4OC #OCCareers ... See moreSee less

We are recruiting for the position of Comprehensive Care Nurse in Adult Correctional Health Services. The Comprehensive Care Nurse is part of a team which provides medical, dental, nursing, infection control, health education and pharmaceutical services at a community standard of care to all adult inmates in the Countys five correctional facilities. The ideal candidate will have two or more years of experience supervising clinical and/or nursing staff and five or more years of experience working in a correctional and/or dependent care type of setting. For more information and to apply please visit: https://bit.ly/38IKzqp. #Working4OC #OCCareers

23 hours ago

ochealth

Should I continue to #wearamask even after receiving my first or seCDCd dose of vaccination against #OCCOVID19 🤔? The CDC says YES. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html and COVIDVaccineFacts.com. #CovidVaccine #MaskUpOC #COVIDVaccineFacts #workyourmask ... See moreSee less

Should I continue to #wearamask even after receiving my first or second dose of vaccination against #OCCOVID19 🤔? The CDC says YES. Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html and COVIDVaccineFacts.com. #COVIDVaccine #MaskUpOC #COVIDVaccineFacts #WorkYourMask

1 day ago

ochealth

We have posted the #OCCOVID19 cases reported to us today to coronavirus.egovoc.com/coronavirus-in-oc. Our condolences to our neighbors who are grieving the loss of a loved one to this virus today. #oc: Wash your hands frequently, do not gather with other households, and wear your mask outside. ... See moreSee less

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SSDD: declining case rate and positivity percentage, with significant upward revisions in previous days, 1/12 was revised from 91.1 to 92.8.

This chart illustrates how today's update of confirmed cases changed the case rates for the past 30 days. Note that we are seeing significant increases all the way back to the 12/23 case rate, which uses confirmed cases between 12/10 and 12/16.

I took this screenshot a while back (July or late June) thinking it was bad...

If we have Kaiser will we get our vaccine from them?