Who can get a vaccine?
(!) CURRENT: ALL OREGONIANS NOW ELIGIBLE
Where can I find a vaccine?
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:
What do I need to know?
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 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.
Mass vaccination will help slow the spread of COVID-19
Safe and effective vaccines are the key to achieving community immunity from COVID-19 and returning to normal life as soon as possible.
Vaccine supply is currently limited
Because of limited supply, not everyone who is currently eligible for a vaccine will be able to receive one right away.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be free
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.
Different vaccines require different doses.
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.
Proof of eligibility or identification is not required
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.
What should I expect after my vaccine?
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.