In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Santa Ana College (SAC), Santiago Canyon College (SCC) and our multiple educational centers will be holding Spring 2021 classes using a variety of online methods, with the majority being remote. |
Currently, all District and College services are also available remotely.
COVID-19 Vaccine Safety & Effectiveness
The Orange County Health Care Association (OCHCA) has put together a matrix outlining the Safety & Effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines that are currently being administered. Too see each vaccines' current effectiveness press on the OCHCA image below.
County of Orange Partners with RSCCD to Open New COVID-19 Vaccine Point of Dispensing (POD) Site at Santa Ana College
On February 17, 2021, the Orange County Board of Supervisors selected Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) as a partner to open a COVID-19 Vaccine Point of Dispensing (POD) site at Santa Ana College.
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“As a continuation of the Board’s Latino Health Equity Initiative, which was started in June 2020, the Board is proud to announce the opening of a COVID-19 Vaccine POD site at Santa Ana College,” said Supervisor Andrew Do, Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “Addressing barriers that may impede people’s access to testing and vaccines, especially in low-equity communities, is the reason why we came up with the Latino Health Equity Initiative very early in the pandemic. The Santa Ana College site is a tangible example of the County and Board of Supervisors delivering on our focus on equity in vaccine distribution.”
“As Supervisor of the First District, I understand the unique needs of multilingual, multigenerational extended families,” said Supervisor Do. “We appreciate Santa Ana College’s collaboration in providing the location for the County’s POD here in
Santa Ana. Santa Ana, together with Anaheim, has the highest infection of COVID-19 in our County. Having a POD location here in the City, which is easily accessible to its residents, is the right thing to do. The Board of Supervisors would like to thank Santa Ana College, our Health Care Agency and the Orange County Fire Authority in assisting us in our health equity efforts.”
Santa Ana College serves as the third Super POD site in Orange County, joining Disneyland and Soka University, to support the ongoing and consistent distribution of the first doses, as inventory is received. The Santa Ana College POD will operate five days a week, Tuesday – Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
“The incredible work that has gone into these first few weeks of vaccine distribution is admirable,” said Supervisor Doug Chaffee, Vice Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “We continue to communicate with residents who are anxious to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and we encourage patience as we work to improve the infrastructure and communication in dispensing our limited supply of vaccine to eligible individuals.”
Since the first and second Super POD sites opened at the Disneyland Resort and Soka University, there have been 245,073 cumulative doses, so far, distributed to eligible Orange County residents and those working in Orange County. New POD sites and opportunities will open dependent on the supply of COVID-19 vaccines provided to the County. Additional POD sites, including Super POD sites, will open in a phased approach, ensuring access to residents in every area of the County.
“We are honored and grateful to be selected as a POD for Orange County to serve a central area that has been hard hit by this pandemic,” said Rancho Santiago Community College District Chancellor Marvin Martinez. “RSCCD is committed to preventing and limiting the spread of the novel coronavirus as we also continue to offer free testing at both Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College. Through this partnership, we are able to provide the same level of commitment with the distribution of vaccinations to our surrounding communities, helping to maintain a safe environment while delivering on our mission of providing quality education.”
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Vaccinations dispensed at County Super PODs are currently available to Orange County residents and those who work in Orange County who are eligible under Phase 1A, all tiers. Eligible individuals with an appointment must present identification and proof of eligibility at the Super POD site to receive a vaccine.
To view a list of those who are eligible to receive a vaccine, visit the OC Health Care Agency website.
For questions related to COVID-19, visit the
OC Health Care Agency website or follow the HCA on
Facebook (@ochealthinfo) and
No Walk-Ups will be accepted at the Santa Ana College vaccination site. People are encouraged to register through Othena and are required to have an appointment. Qualified individuals living in the identified high risk communities will receive an appointment at Santa Ana College *
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