Press Releases

  Santa Ana, Calif. (January 20, 2021) – The County of Orange is opening its second regional COVID-19 Vaccine Super Point of Dispensing (POD) site at Soka University in Aliso Viejo on Saturday, January 23, 2021, starting at 8:00 am.  “Orange County is working around the clock to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to everyone who  wants it,” said Andrew Do, Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “This second vaccination site at Soka University will allow us to vaccinate thousands more residents every day.” Orange County is moving quickly to make the COVID-19 vaccination…
  Santa Ana, Calif. (January 18, 2021) – Based on directive from the State, the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) has suspended the use of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine lot 041L20A due to possible allergic reactions under investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the manufacturer. To date, the HCA has received zero notifications of allergic reactions requiring medical attention due to any Moderna vaccines. According to the State vaccine registry, 5,217 individuals in Orange County received the Moderna vaccine lot…
  Decision based on local data and supported by OC COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce (Santa Ana, CA) — County Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau today announced that all Orange County (OC) residents ages 65 and older are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19.   “I reached this decision after carefully reviewing case, hospitalization/intensive care unit (ICU), and mortality data related to older adults and noting the especially concerning outcomes for this specific population here in OC,” said Dr. Chau, County Health Officer and Director of the OC Health Care Agency (HCA). “My aim is to…
  San Juan Capistrano – Today, Assemblywoman Laurie Davies (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement following the release of the annual budget by Governor Gavin Newsom: “They say if you aren’t at the table, you’re on the menu, and unfortunately for suffering Californians without an invitation to exclusive parties, critical funding is on the menu in Governor Newsom’s latest budget,” said Assemblywoman Davies. “While I commend the Governor for providing funding to build more affordable housing, there is much to be desired in this budget. I urge the Governor to work with the…