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OCTA Helps Transport Medical Workers to Vaccine Clinics

OCTA is working in coordination with Orange County health officials and emergency operations personnel to help get trained medical workers from the Disneyland super site for vaccination distributions to smaller sites throughout the county. Those targeted clinics are being set up to distribute the vaccine to vulnerable seniors age 65 years and older.

“As we address the challenges of the public health crisis, it’s vital that we all pull together and use our resources to help each other,” said OCTA Chair Andrew Do, also the county’s First District Supervisor. “OCTA has delivered essential services throughout the pandemic and I’m proud to see the agency providing for the community in one more way.”

An OCTA bus transported the first group of medical workers to a Santa Ana senior center on January 20. OCTA will continue to coordinate with the county to use additional buses as needed when more vaccination sites open.

“OCTA men and women always stand ready to assist our community respond to emergencies, whether fires, floods or this public health crisis,” said OCTA CEO Darrell E. Johnson. “We thank our drivers and the health workers for safely delivering the COVID-19 vaccine to the most vulnerable residents in the county.”

For more information on the vaccine and distribution plans, visit ochealthinfo.com.

The super sites and individual clinics in Orange County are only open to those people who have a confirmed appointment. For more information on who qualifies for receiving the vaccine or to make an appointment, visit othena.com