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Guest Letter

Robert T. Braithwaite

President & CEO


Hoag is now vaccinating at multiple community clinics 

Dear Neighbors,

As you may know, the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) has approved COVID-19 vaccinations for people ages 65+. Hoag is one of a number of sites in the county offering vaccination appointments for eligible individuals. 

To date, Hoag has vaccinated more than 8,000 people including Hoag staff, medical staff, community health care workers, and patients and community members who are 65 and over. 

We look forward to vaccinating all of our patients as soon as possible. We have organized several community vaccine clinics with a small number of appointments to date, due to our limited vaccine supply. Appointment availability can be viewed at Please continue to check this site for available appointments. 

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Robert T. Braithwaite, president and CEO, Hoag Hospital

We anticipate receiving more vaccines from the county over the next several weeks which will allow us to schedule additional appointments and meet more of the demand. Once we receive ample supply, we will be able to quickly operate larger vaccine clinics to serve more of our patients and community members. We have dedicated a team of Hoag staff to support our patients through this journey, and we look forward to being able to vaccinate many more of you soon. 

If you are a Hoag Medical Group patient and have not already activated your Hoag Connect MyChart account, please take a moment to do so at Those eligible to receive the vaccine will be able to schedule available appointments at Hoag directly through the website and MyChart app. If you need help with Hoag Connect MyChart, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We urge you to also explore vaccination opportunities through the Orange County Health Care Agency at one of their Super POD (Point-of-Dispensing) clinics. The county is encouraging eligible residents to register for notifications about these vaccine appointments at The sooner you can receive the vaccine, the better – so be sure to explore all options and take advantage of the first appointment you can get. 

Please continue wearing masks, staying home as much as possible, washing your hands frequently and practicing social distancing. We will get through this tough time together by exercising compassion and caution for our neighbors and loved ones.

We thank you for your continued support and partnership, and will update you as more information becomes available.