The OC Health Care Agency urges individuals who do not have health insurance and are not fully vaccinated or boosted against COVID-19 to get their shot before the federal Uninsured Program stops accepting vaccination claims on April 5, 2022.
Currently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides claims reimbursement to health care providers generally at Medicare rates for administering COVID-19 vaccines to uninsured individuals, as well as providing COVID-19 testing and treatment. Due to the lack of funding, vaccination claims for uninsured individuals will no longer be accepted on April 5, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Claims for testing and treatment will not be accepted on March 22, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
After March 22 (for testing), or April 5 (for vaccines), uninsured individuals seeking a COVID-19 vaccine or test are advised to visit www.ochealthinfo.com/covid for more information on services available through the OC Health Care Agency.
COVID-19 vaccines are widely available throughout Orange County for walk-in, same day, and future appointments. Eligible individuals age 5 and older can visit their local pharmacy or healthcare provider, or search for vaccination appointments and locations online at Vaccines.gov, MyTurn.ca.gov, or Othena.com.