COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free

Omicron has been detected in Oregon and is expected to surge in the coming weeks because it spreads much more quickly than any other SARS-CoV-2 variant. Getting vaccinated and boosted is the best protection against severe disease.

Unvaccinated adults are at even greater risk of contracting COVID-19 than they were a few weeks ago. The primary series of vaccination appears to be 30–50% effective in preventing infection, a booster dose of vaccine greatly increases the effectiveness of the vaccine.

Anybody eligible for booster shots — anyone 12 and older who received their second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine dose at least five months ago, or anyone who received a J&J vaccine 2 months ago — should get one.

We have the tools to fight omicron

Although you can still contract COVID-19 if you are vaccinated, you are less likely to contract it and you will be protected from serious illness and death.

Keep in mind:

  • COVID-19 mRNA vaccines provide strong protection against severe disease and hospitalization.
  • The vaccines were developed by health and medical experts to safely reduce your risk of infection and severe illness.
  • All Oregonians over the age of 5 are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • All Oregonians over the age of 12 are eligible to get a COVID-19 booster.
  • None of the vaccines contain live virus and they cannot change your DNA.
  • While the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection, severe disease, and death is reduced for fully vaccinated people, vaccines are not 100% effective at preventing infection. This means that some people who are fully vaccinated will still get COVID-19 infection — this is called a breakthrough case.

Vaccine Clinics

Appointments are now required. To schedule an appointment at any of the below clinics, register online.

  • Boosters are approved for anyone 18 and over (12+ for Pfizer), and mix and match is available for scheduled appointments at clinics.
  • Individuals who completed a Pfizer or Moderna primary series are advised to receive a Pfizer or Moderna booster dose 5 months after their second dose.
  • Individuals who received a Johnson & Johnson primary dose are advised to receive a Pfizer or Moderna booster dose 2 months after completing their primary series.
  • Pfizer/Comirnaty Pediatric Vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 is available to schedule vaccine appointments at regular clinics. If you don’t see “Pfizer Pediatric Vaccine” as an option on the scheduler then the appointments are all full.  We will update the scheduler when appointments become available.
  • Pfizer Pediatric Vaccine — there is more demand than available appointments at this time. Please be patient and check the scheduler weekly for clinics that have available appointments. It may take a few weeks to get an appointment.
  • Special accommodations are available for people with sensory needs and/or physical, mental or intellectual disabilities. Options include home vaccinations or small clinic settings that are less stimulating and overwhelming. Email covidvaccine@clackamas.us for more information or to schedule an appointment.

FEMA Mobile Van

For a limited time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing a COVID-19 Vaccination Unit in Wilsonville to provide free vaccines to ages 5 and up. No appointment is necessary. 

Wilsonville Transit Center
Jan. 18 - 29
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9699 SW Barber Blvd.
Wilsonville, OR 97070 map

The clinic will offer:

  • Pfizer and Pediatric Pfizer (5+ years of age) 
  • Moderna

Vaccine Clinics by City

Visit our clinics at Clackamas Town Center map, on the second floor next to Lens Crafters. Open Wednesday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Registration required

Clackamas Town Center Pfizer/
Comirnaty
Moderna
Jan. 19 (Wed.) 5+ 18+
Jan. 20 (Thurs.) 5+ 18+
Jan. 21 (Fri.) 5+ 18+
Jan. 22 (Sat.) 5+ 18+

View other clinics by city:

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Date Location Pfizer/
Comirnaty
Moderna
Every Tuesday Canby Foursquare Church
2–8 p.m.
2350 SE Territorial Road
Canby map

Registration required
5+ 18+
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Date Location Pfizer/
Comirnaty
Moderna
Every Monday

United Methodist Church
2–7 p.m.
111 S. Mathias Rd.
Molalla map

Registration required

5+ 18+
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Date Location Pfizer/
Comirnaty
Moderna
Every Thursday

Providence Willamette Falls Community Center
3–7 p.m.
519 15th St.
Oregon City map
 

Registration required

12+ 18+
Jan. 19 (Wed.)

OCSD O.C. Service Learning Academy
(formerly The King School)
4–7 p.m.
995 S South End Road
Oregon City map

Registration required
Location code: ocsd

12+ 18+
Jan. 22 (Sat.)

Clackamas County Health Centers Vaccine Clinics
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Development Services Building 
150 Beavercreek Rd.
Oregon City map

Registration required

12+ 18+
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Date Location Pfizer/
Comirnaty
Moderna
Every Friday

Sandy Community/Senior Center
2–5 p.m.
38348 Pioneer Blvd.
Sandy map

Registration required

5+ 18+
Jan. 18 (Tues.)

Sandy High School
4–7 p.m.
37400 Bell St.
Sandy map

Registration required
Location code: shs

5+ 18+
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines (produced by Pfizer and Moderna) over the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, given the mRNA vaccines’ higher effectiveness and fewer rare adverse effects.

Although the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is still available for anyone who requests it, the CDC recommends people receive one of the available mRNA vaccines if possible. The CDC also recommends that people who received Johnson & Johnson as their initial shot receive one of the available mRNA vaccines as a booster.

Despite the new recommendation, the risks associated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine remain extremely low. The CDC still considers Johnson & Johnson vaccine safe and effective in preventing severe Covid-19 illness.

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You can report side effects directly to the CDC through their Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

The CDC’s V-Safe is another option for the CDC to monitor and report any side effects you may experience from the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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Need help finding a ride? Call 2-1-1 or visit 211.org.

For members enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), either with a Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) or as a Fee for Service (often known as “open card”) member, transportation options include:

  • Health Share of Oregon (Ride to Care)
    503-416-3955 or 855-321-4899
  • Trillium (MTM)
    877-583-1552
  • OHP Fee for Service (Tri-County MedLink)
    866-336-2906

For individuals not enrolled in OHP who need transportation assistance, there are other options:

  • Ride Connection
    Serves older adults and people with disabilities in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties (Mon-Fri). Call 503-226-0700.
  • TriMet LIFT
    For people who are unable to use regular buses and trains due to a disability or disabling health condition. Individuals should be enrolled before scheduling. Call 503-962-8000.
  • One Call
    For Providence members only. Call 866-733-8994.
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It’s true the COVID vaccine was developed faster than any vaccine in history. This was possible because the research and development relied on previous science and research and because the multiple steps of vaccine development were done simultaneously instead of sequentially. No safety steps were skipped. Adverse effects of vaccine are seen within the first 6 weeks of receiving the vaccine, millions of people have received the vaccine over several months. The safety of the COVID vaccine is well scrutinized. FDA approval is pending long term effectiveness data not safety data.

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The COVID-19 vaccines prepare your immune system with instructions to fight the virus if you are exposed, it does not prevent you from exposure. The Delta variant is much more contagious and creates a large viral load in the nose and throat. Vaccinations help people quickly fight the virus, so they may be contagious for a shorter period of time and they help fight the virus before it enters the lungs and prevents severe illness. The more people who are vaccinated, the less chance the virus has to survive because people’s immune systems will be able to respond accordingly and symptoms will be less severe. The high viral load of the Delta variant is staying in people’s nose and throat is why CDC and Public Health are recommending wearing masks, as they limit the spread.

When fully vaccinated people do become infected with COVID-19, they can transmit it to others. Therefore, fully vaccinated people can further reduce their risk of becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2 and transmitting it to others by wearing a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high community transmission.

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There has been a lot of mis-information about this, but there is no scientific evidence of impact on fertility. None of the vaccines cause any fertility problems.

Antibodies produced from vaccination to COVID-19 do not impact embryo implantation or early pregnancy development in women or fertility in men. There are also now numerous documented cases of women who got pregnant during or after vaccine clinical trials.

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The Vaccine and Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, have recently given birth or might become pregnant in the future, the CDC strongly recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines are safe, and they reduce your chances of getting severe COVID-19. Plus, the antibodies you make may offer protection for your baby! 

Vaccine Hesitancy

Still on the fence about COVID-19 vaccinations? You’re not alone. It is normal to have questions and concerns about a new vaccine. Fears about the speed of FDA vaccine approvals and vaccine safety abound on social media. We understand some of you are reluctant because you care about your family’s safety.

Here’s what we do know:

Your specific questions and fears are best addressed by your trusted health care provider.
 

Bring vaccines to your business

Businesses in Clackamas County can request an onsite COVID Vaccine Clinic for employees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Clackamas County and our local vaccination partners are administering the vaccine to those 5 and older. Only the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be administered to 5- to 17-year-olds. Parental or guardian consent is required for 5- to 14-year-olds.

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Date Location Pfizer/
Comirnaty
Moderna
Every Tuesday Canby Foursquare Church
2–8 p.m.
2350 SE Territorial Road
Canby map

Registration required
5+ 18+
104126
Date Location Pfizer/
Comirnaty
Moderna
Every Monday

United Methodist Church
2–7 p.m.
111 S. Mathias Rd.
Molalla map

Registration required

5+ 18+
104126
Date Location Pfizer/
Comirnaty
Moderna
Every Thursday

Providence Willamette Falls Community Center
3–7 p.m.
519 15th St.
Oregon City map
 

Registration required

12+ 18+
Jan. 19 (Wed.)

OCSD O.C. Service Learning Academy
(formerly The King School)
4–7 p.m.
995 S South End Road
Oregon City map

Registration required
Location code: ocsd

12+ 18+
Jan. 22 (Sat.)

Clackamas County Health Centers Vaccine Clinics
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Development Services Building 
150 Beavercreek Rd.
Oregon City map

Registration required

12+ 18+
104126
Date Location Pfizer/
Comirnaty
Moderna
Every Friday

Sandy Community/Senior Center
2–5 p.m.
38348 Pioneer Blvd.
Sandy map

Registration required

5+ 18+
Jan. 18 (Tues.)

Sandy High School
4–7 p.m.
37400 Bell St.
Sandy map

Registration required
Location code: shs

5+ 18+
104126

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines (produced by Pfizer and Moderna) over the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, given the mRNA vaccines’ higher effectiveness and fewer rare adverse effects.

Although the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is still available for anyone who requests it, the CDC recommends people receive one of the available mRNA vaccines if possible. The CDC also recommends that people who received Johnson & Johnson as their initial shot receive one of the available mRNA vaccines as a booster.

Despite the new recommendation, the risks associated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine remain extremely low. The CDC still considers Johnson & Johnson vaccine safe and effective in preventing severe Covid-19 illness.

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You can report side effects directly to the CDC through their Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)

The CDC’s V-Safe is another option for the CDC to monitor and report any side effects you may experience from the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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Need help finding a ride? Call 2-1-1 or visit 211.org.

For members enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), either with a Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) or as a Fee for Service (often known as “open card”) member, transportation options include:

  • Health Share of Oregon (Ride to Care)
    503-416-3955 or 855-321-4899
  • Trillium (MTM)
    877-583-1552
  • OHP Fee for Service (Tri-County MedLink)
    866-336-2906

For individuals not enrolled in OHP who need transportation assistance, there are other options:

  • Ride Connection
    Serves older adults and people with disabilities in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties (Mon-Fri). Call 503-226-0700.
  • TriMet LIFT
    For people who are unable to use regular buses and trains due to a disability or disabling health condition. Individuals should be enrolled before scheduling. Call 503-962-8000.
  • One Call
    For Providence members only. Call 866-733-8994.
86376

It’s true the COVID vaccine was developed faster than any vaccine in history. This was possible because the research and development relied on previous science and research and because the multiple steps of vaccine development were done simultaneously instead of sequentially. No safety steps were skipped. Adverse effects of vaccine are seen within the first 6 weeks of receiving the vaccine, millions of people have received the vaccine over several months. The safety of the COVID vaccine is well scrutinized. FDA approval is pending long term effectiveness data not safety data.

86376

The COVID-19 vaccines prepare your immune system with instructions to fight the virus if you are exposed, it does not prevent you from exposure. The Delta variant is much more contagious and creates a large viral load in the nose and throat. Vaccinations help people quickly fight the virus, so they may be contagious for a shorter period of time and they help fight the virus before it enters the lungs and prevents severe illness. The more people who are vaccinated, the less chance the virus has to survive because people’s immune systems will be able to respond accordingly and symptoms will be less severe. The high viral load of the Delta variant is staying in people’s nose and throat is why CDC and Public Health are recommending wearing masks, as they limit the spread.

When fully vaccinated people do become infected with COVID-19, they can transmit it to others. Therefore, fully vaccinated people can further reduce their risk of becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2 and transmitting it to others by wearing a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high community transmission.

86376

There has been a lot of mis-information about this, but there is no scientific evidence of impact on fertility. None of the vaccines cause any fertility problems.

Antibodies produced from vaccination to COVID-19 do not impact embryo implantation or early pregnancy development in women or fertility in men. There are also now numerous documented cases of women who got pregnant during or after vaccine clinical trials.

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International Vaccine Series Completion

If you were vaccinated outside the United States, you might need additional vaccinations for optimal protection. Check the recommended steps:

Office Hours:

Clackamas County Call Center
503-655-8224
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tested positive or were exposed to COVID‑19?
The trained professionals at the Oregon Health Authority can help.
866-917-8881

Vaccine questions?
COVIDVaccine@clackamas.us

Regional Information
2-1-1

Clackamas County Crisis and Support Line
503-655-8585

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK