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WAYNE VIA, Dana Point

My wife and I would like to compliment the people working at the Soka University vaccination site. As we approached Soka University on Wood Canyon Drive, and joined a half-mile long line of cars, we immediately thought we were in for a long day. But the line moved quickly. Police cars were posted to make sure no one tried to cut in line. There were friendly hosts as we turned on University Drive, who explained where we could park. It was a short walk to the gymnasium, with ushers along the way, making sure we knew where we were going. Wheelchairs were available for anyone who needed one. There were plenty of restrooms in the parking area. There were no lines in the gym; in fact, there were vaccinators eagerly awaiting new patients. It only took us one hour from the time we joined the long line of cars, until we were on our way back home. We were very impressed and grateful.

Regarding the Othena vaccine app, we registered three weeks ago, and the final page stated we were “in the waiting room.” Not believing the statement, we spent over a week, logging in at all hours of the day and night, thinking this was how we would get an appointment. Looking back, we were part of the problem with the site crashing. We stopped about a week ago, and then one morning we woke up to an email from Othena, saying there were now appointments open. I just took a few minutes to log on. We were only given the Soka site, but making the appointment was easy. I would recommend spending your time checking your email, instead of constantly checking the Othena app. I hope everyone can get their shots as easy as we did.

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