COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

View our COVID-19 Vaccination Site Map to find out where you can get vaccinated in Irvine.  

Neighborhood Vaccine Clinics

COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Channels 

The following list comprises the options to receive your COVID-19 vaccine in Orange County, Irvine, and our surrounding areas. This page will be updated as more options become known to the City of Irvine. Visit vaccines.gov to find vaccines near you. Please pay attention to which website portal to use for registration purposes, as certain sites use particular registration and scheduling systems. A shareable vaccination resources flier for seniors is available in English, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish.

Irvine Vaccination Clinics:

The City of Irvine is offering COVID-19 vaccinations at convenient neighborhood locations on weekends and evenings to provide more opportunities for the public to get vaccinated.  Click here to learn more. 

County of Orange Health Care Agency:

The County closed its Super POD sites at the Anaheim Convention Center, OC Fair & Event Center, and Soka University, as well as the Santa Ana College POD, on June 6 and shifted operations to an expanding network of robust mobile PODs. The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) has launched a new feature on the Othena platform that will streamline the process for any and all interested individuals, groups, employers and businesses to request an on-site, mobile COVID-19 vaccination service.

To begin the application process, individuals can visit the “Mobile Vaccine Service” section of the Othena.com website or smartphone app and provide the following intake details:

• Name of the organization or group 
• Primary point of contact 
• Estimated number of patients at event (at least 50 preferred)
• Ability to register patients ahead of time
• Ability to supply a climate-controlled location 
• Preferred day(s) of the week

Once the application has been submitted, the HCA will assign a dedicated Community Liaison to work directly with the primary point of contact to engage in a collaborative planning process. 

Additionally, the Othena Community Outreach feature enables community members who are homebound and meet specific criteria (or their caretakers) to schedule at-home vaccinations. To learn more, please visit Othena.com or call the OC COVID-19 Hotline at 714 834-2000.

Hospitals:

1. Hoag Memorial Hospital
2. Kaiser Permanente
3. UCI Health
4. Providence
5. MemorialCare Health Systems

Visit each website above to learn how to register and schedule a vaccination appointment.

Pharmacies:

1. CVS

  • A list of specific stores is available at cvs.comAnyone without internet access can call customer service at 800-746-7287.

2. Rite Aid

  • Rite Aid is receiving vaccine allocations from the federal government for pharmacies in California. Visit Rite Aid's website for more information and to register for a vaccine, or call 800-748-3243.

3. Walgreens

  • Walgreens offers an online scheduling and eligibility program to register for appointments. For more information visit Walgreen's website, or call 800-925-4733. 

4. Ralphs

5. Costco Pharmacies 

  • Costco pharmacies offers the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit their website for more information. 

6. Albertsons, Pavilions, Safeway and Vons 

  • You can access the COVID-19 vaccine at Albertsons, Pavilions, Safeway and Vons locations. 

7. Walmart

8. Health Mart Pharmacies

9. Cal Poly Pomona 

  • Cal Poly Pomona has joined the statewide vaccination effort in partnership with a consortium of statewide health organizations. Vaccines are available to eligible individuals who live in the surrounding communities of Pomona. You must have an appointment to receive a vaccine at this site. Visit California's My Turn website to see the current eligibly requirements and information on appointments. 

For assistance locating a COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the Orange County Health Care Agency website, or visit vaccinateca.com

Other Vaccination Sites and Resources: 


COVID-19 Vaccine Phase Distribution

The County of Orange, with the Orange County Fire Authority, launched ‘Operation Independence’ to help administer COVID-19 vaccinations in the county. An Incident Management Team is working to secure locations and sites where vaccines can be administered to Orange County residents in a phased, tiered approach. While the County of Orange is actively administering approximately 20% of the vaccines available for Orange County residents and workers through Othena, traditional healthcare providers, including hospitals, pharmacies, and community health centers, have received the other 80% of vaccine doses.

Parental consent is required and you must be accompanied by an parent or guardian to receive the vaccine if you are under the age of 18. The Pfizer vaccine is only for those age 12 or older, and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only for those age 18 and older. 

Additionally, the Orange County Board of Supervisors established the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Pilot Program, designed to improve direct access to vaccinations for individuals who live in the hardest-hit communities by the pandemic. Under the Vaccine Equity Pilot Program, the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) will work with CalOptima to provide direct access to the COVID-19 vaccine to its members and follow the State’s tiered vaccine process through community clinics, private health network systems, and ambulance providers, among others. This program will augment the financial efforts CalOptima is doing to address the ongoing pandemic.

How to Register to be Vaccinated Using Othena

Individuals who live or work in Orange County, CA can register online through Othena.com to view available appointments and to keep informed with upcoming availability. Othena is a vaccine scheduling system created by CuraPatient, in conjunction with leading health care experts and public health agencies. The Orange County Health Care Agency Hotline can assist seniors or those who are not tech savvy with the registration process. The Hotline number is 714-834-2000. The ‘Family’ feature in Othena also enables all household members to register and coordinate scheduling their appointments. 

Step 1: Register on Othena.com to be placed in a “digital waiting room”
Step 2: Appointment notifications to those in the “digital waiting room” will be prioritized based on factors including age, time of registration, and available vaccine supply
Step 3: Eligible individuals will be notified to schedule an appointment by email or notification through the Othena app; those individuals are advised to regularly monitor their email and the Othena
app for updates

The Othena smartphone app is available in Spanish, English, Vietnamese, Korean, and traditional and simplified Mandarin. The app can be downloaded from Othena.com or through the Apple store for iPhones. Android device users can download the app through Google Play by visiting Othena.com. The Othena website is available in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean languages. Answers to frequently asked questions regarding Othena can be found here. The OC COVID-19 hotline at 714-834-2000 can also answer questions about vaccinations and Othena in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean. If additional support is required, hotline staff can coordinate with Othena representatives. 

The state of California is using the My Turn website and application to register individuals for vaccine appointments. The Othena system will be integrated to send information to the My Turn system so you do not have to register on both systems. 

Second Dose Timing & Location 

With County Super PODs closing at the end of the day on June 5, some second dose appointments will be scheduled at mobile POD locations through Othena. 

Vaccine Rescheduling 

When appointments are rescheduled, those eligible individuals who scheduled through Othena will also receive a notification of their rescheduled appointment date through Othena. Please know that appointments cannot be rescheduled through the hotline.

Vaccine safety is a Top Priority

COVID-19 vaccines authorized by FDA have been shown to be safe and effective in clinical trials. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Learn how the federal government is working to ensure the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.

To ensure the COVID-19 vaccine meets safety requirements, California formed a Scientific Safety Review Workgroup to provide recommendations to California leadership and build public confidence in vaccines. The Workgroup completed their concurrent and thorough review of the federal process and have confirmed that the COVID-19 vaccines authorized by FDA are safe and effective.

If individuals experience an adverse reaction following a vaccination at a County Super POD site, they can report it on their smartphones by providing those details through their profile on the Othena app and also contact their healthcare provider. The Othena app can track and monitor side effect information and report such occurrences to the State. Individuals who did not receive a vaccine through the Othena system and are experiencing an adverse reaction should:
- Contact their doctor, and;
- Report it online to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by visiting CDC.gov and search “V Safe“

Additional Information

  • Physicians in private practice who are uncertain about how they can get a vaccination appointment are encouraged to contact the Orange County Medical Association.
  • For updates on when you can get vaccinated, visit the Orange County Health Care Agency website.
  • If you have additional questions, please call the Orange County Health Care Agency's Vaccine Hotline at 714-834-2000. Individuals who contact the HCA hotline and are unable to speak with a hotline representative may need to leave a message. Staff at the hotline are clearing and returning voice messages throughout each day.

State of California Resources:

The state of California has launched a Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record portal. To access this voluntary service, visit myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov. Frequently asked questions are available here

Orange County Health Care Agency Resources:

City of Irvine Resources:

City of Irvine Virtual Town Hall - COVID-19 Vaccines

Other Resources:

University of California PSA Message