Everyone in Orange County who has not yet received a vaccine is encouraged to register at www.Othena.com to be placed in the virtual waiting room to be notified when it is their turn to schedule an appointment.
Everyone age 16 and over in Orange County is now eligible to be vaccinated. Parental consent is required, and people under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive the vaccine. Othena.com has a family feature that allows all household members to register, and coordinate scheduling appointments.
In alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation, the County has removed the Johnson & Johnson vaccine from all its vaccination POD sites until further notice. The County’s vaccination PODs will continue to dispense the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to individuals with appointments.
Click here for answers to frequently asked questions regarding Othena. That link is updated regularly as new information becomes available.
The City of Laguna Beach Assistant City Manager Shohreh Dupuis has successfully worked with the Fritz Dudda Company, Property Manager of the former Laguna Drug property at 239 Broadway, to provide their site at no cost to Bushard's Pharmacy to use as a new COVID-19 vaccination site.
Bushard’s Pharmacy manages the operation of the site, which operates through a web-based appointment scheduling system on their website.
Bushard's will be vaccinating every Tuesday & Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Click here to book an appointment with Bushard's.
On May 23, Bushard's will administer the Pfizer Vaccine. Click here to book a Pfizer appointment with Bushard's.
The County Super PODS and mobile clinics are not the only options to receive a vaccination. View other vaccine distribution channels, including hospitals, pharmacies and health clinics, at www.COVIDVaccineFacts.com. Other healthcare providers approved to dispense the vaccine, including hospitals, pharmacies and health clinics, play an essential role in vaccinating Orange County’s population. The following retailers offer vaccine appointments near Laguna Beach: including CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens.
Once registered in Othena, appointment notifications to those in the "digital waiting room" will be prioritized based on factors including age, time of registration, and available vaccine supply. Eligible, registered individuals will receive appointment notification via email from Othena.com. They will then have up to four hours to confirm a date and time that works with their schedule. If they do not respond in the time allotted, they will go back into the queue to receive notification of future openings.
The State‘s “My Turn“ platform is unrelated to Othena, the County of Orange’s registration and scheduling platform for COVID-19 vaccinations. My Turn is currently available only in pilot areas; it may be expanded to other areas soon. Check the My Turn website for availability.
The County’s Othena platform interfaces with the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) to report vaccine information. The County continues to register eligible individuals and schedule appointments through the Othena system.
Once you make an appointment through Othena.com you will be instructed on what specific documents to bring with you depending on the Tier.
The HCA Hotline at 714-834-2000 is available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for questions related to Othena and vaccine-related issues. Please note that the hotline cannot make reservations or Othena registrations at this time.