Who can get a vaccine?
All people in Oregon age 6 months and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Where can I find a vaccine?
Locate vaccine providers and clinics:
Schedule a vaccine appointment:
Many pharmacies across Oregon are now offering COVID-19 vaccines to all people ages 3 and older.
Pharmacies Serving Long-Term Care Facilities
The CDC is leading a national program that is serving roughly 1,300 long-term care facilities across Oregon. These facilities include:
- Adult group homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Adult foster homes for older adults and people with disabilities
- Assisted living and residential care facilities
- Behavioral health facilities
- Continuing Care Retirement Communities
- HUD Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
- Nursing facilities
- State-run Veteran's homes
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.
Schedule a vaccine clinic:
Find vaccine events happening in your community:
What do I need to know before I go?
COVID vaccines are safe and effective
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requires rigorous safety testing before it will authorize any vaccine for emergency use. 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.
Mass vaccination helps slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduces the severity of illness including hospitalization and death.
Safe and effective vaccines are our best tools against COVID-19.
The COVID-19 vaccines are free:
They are 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.
Proof of eligibility or identification is not required
There is no need to bring identification, social security number or health insurance to your vaccine appointment. Vaccine providers may ask if you live in Oregon.
What should I expect after I get vaccinated?
Hold onto your vaccination card
Your original COVID-19 vaccination card is proof of vaccination. Additionally, you may access a digital vaccine card on your phone or via email using Oregon’s Electronic COVID-19 Vaccine Record system. You may also be able to print a record of your vaccinations from your personal electronic healthcare record on your provider's website such as My Chart. Alternatively, you can request a copy of your immunization record from Oregon's ALERT IIS registry (Call 211 for help; be prepared to wait at least five days before receiving your record) or ask your health care provider to print out your immunization record, and arrange to pick it up.
You may have some side effects
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:
- Pain or swelling where you got the shot
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.
Immunity is not immediate
You won’t have full immunity from vaccination until 14 days after the final dose in the primary series of whichever vaccine you've received. You will be considered "fully vaccinated" at that point. You are “up to date” with your COVID-19 vaccines when you have received all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you, when eligible.
You can register for v-safe
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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