All people in Oregon age 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Get Vaccinated Oregon (GVO) is a tool designed to help you get connected to a COVID-19 vaccine. Through GVO, you can sign up to receive text or email notifications about vaccine information and vaccine events happening near you. Sign up today!Get Vaccinated Oregon Get Vaccinated Oregon Resources
If you are unable to use the GVO tool, you can also contact 211 for vaccine registration information. Text ORVAX to 898211 (English and Spanish only), email ORCOVID@211info.org or call 211 or 1-866-698-6155 (toll-free from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily TTY: call 711 then dial 1-866-698-6155).
Locate vaccine providers and determine vaccine availability:
Schedule a vaccine appointment with a pharmacy:
Select pharmacies across Oregon are now offering vaccines, and others will join as more vaccine becomes available. However, vaccine supply is still very limited. Until supply increases, there will not be enough vaccines for all eligible Oregonians at these pharmacies.
Make an appointment directly at the pharmacies’ websites:
The CDC is leading a national program that is serving roughly 1,300 long-term care facilities across Oregon. These facilities include:
If you live or work in a long-term care site that is part of the federal pharmacy partnership, you can get your vaccine through one of three scheduled onsite clinics planned for each enrolled facility.
The CDC didn’t partner with every long-term care facility in Oregon. So the state is working to make sure Oregonians who live or work in a long-term care setting that is NOT part of the federal program can get vaccinated against COVID another way.
For more information visit the CDC Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program.
Find vaccine events happening in your community:
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requires rigorous safety testing before it will approve any vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson were tested in tens of thousands of study participants and generated enough data to convince the FDA that the vaccines were safe and effective.
Safe and effective vaccines are the key to achieving community immunity from COVID-19 and returning to normal life as soon as possible.
Because of limited supply, not everyone who is currently eligible for a vaccine will be able to receive one right away.
The vaccines will be provided at no cost to you. You do not need health insurance. If you have health insurance, vaccine providers may charge your insurance company an administration fee for giving you the vaccine. This means that you might be asked for your insurance information when you get your vaccine.
If you receive either a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you should receive a vaccination card that tells you when to get your second dose. If you receive a Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you will only need to get one dose.
No need to bring proof of eligibility, identification, social security number or health insurance. Vaccine providers may ask if you live in Oregon or what kind of work you do.
Mild to moderate reactions to vaccines are not uncommon and are a sign your immune system is responding as it should. Common side effects after vaccination include:
In most cases, the side effects should go away within a few days. If you think you are having a severe reaction, seek immediate care by calling 911.
Full immunity from vaccination will not take place until 14 days after the final dose of whichever vaccine you’ve received.
You will still need to continue to wear a mask, wash your hand frequently and physically distance even after you are fully vaccinated. Things can't go back to normal until enough people are vaccinated. If we all work together, we'll get to that point faster and save lives in the process.
If it’s been more than 14 days and less than three months since your final vaccine dose, you do not have to quarantine if you have had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
V-safe, a smartphone tool from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provides health check-ins for folks who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Through v-safe, you can quickly notify the CDC about any side effects you experience and receive reminders to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one.
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General vaccine questions: ORCOVID@211info.org