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Youth Vaccines Available Starting April 15
Posted 4/9/21

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Starting April 15, 2021, Orange County residents, age 16 and older, will be eligible to make appointments for the COVID-19 vaccination. The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only vaccine authorized for teens 16 to 18. The COVID-19 vaccine is not mandated for any resident, including students. Parental consent is required, and people under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive the vaccine. 

The OC Health Care Agency is scheduling vaccines through the Othena.com platform.

Vaccines are also available through medical providers, clinics and local pharmacies. Find details at Covid Vaccine Distribution Channels

As a reminder, The OC Health Care Agency is currently vaccinating individuals ages 50 and above, as well as ages 16-64 with significant disabilities or high risk medical conditions, which include:

  • Cancer, current with debilitated or immunocompromised state

  • Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above

  • Chronic pulmonary disease, oxygen dependent

  • Down syndrome

  • Weakened immune system from solid organ transplant

  • Pregnancy

  • Sickle cell disease

  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (excludes hypertension)

  • Severe obesity (Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m2)

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1C level greater than 7.5%

Information about COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness is available at the OC Health Care Agency Website. If you have questions, please visit the OC Health Care Agency website or call the COVID-19 hotline at (714) 834-2000 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). 

Youth Vaccine Flyer English and Spanish