ClackCo March 3 COVID-19 update: 3 things to know

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1: Who is currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? 

On Friday, February 26, 2021 Oregon Governor Kate Brown held a press conference with details on the timeline for the next eligible groups to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Oregonians age 65 and older are currently eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as of March 1. View OHA's sequencing timeline to see the current and next groups of people eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

There is still far less vaccine available to meet the needs of everyone who is eligible and wants the vaccine. We thank you for your continued patience.

2: How do I schedule my vaccination appointment? 

If you are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine schedule your appointment at one of the following locations.

Oregon Convention Center 

Sign up online. You will be sent an invitation when an appointment is available to you. Names are selected at random each week from the eligible pool.

  • Only sign up once on the Get Vaccinated Oregon website.
  • Once you create an account for yourself, you can add others to your account and monitor their eligibility as well. 
  • It may take several weeks before you are contacted to schedule an appointment.

Educators use the OHA scheduling tool to schedule your appointment at the Convention Center.

OHSU drive-thru clinic at PDX Airport

These appointments are specifically for seniors with mobility needs, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers. If you know you are eligible for this site, you can schedule online (when appointments are available) via OHSU. New appointments are released Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. (subject to change). If you aren't sure, use OHA's eligibility and scheduling tool.

Pharmacies

Limited vaccination appointments are available for eligible individuals at some local pharmacies.

Pharmacies will screen for eligibility according to state guidelines. They have limited doses and appointments available each week. Go directly to their COVID vaccine websites to make an appointment:

3: Is Clackamas County hosting local COVID-19 vaccination clinics? 

We understand that many county residents do not want to go to Portland to receive their vaccines. Clackamas County Public Health is receiving very few doses locally each week and doing direct outreach to people we have identified will have a difficult time accessing the large vaccine clinics at the Convention Center and airport.

When more vaccine becomes available over the next several weeks, the county will host additional local vaccination clinics and promote them.

For those eligible and able to schedule appointments at the clinics at the Oregon Convention Center this will likely be the fastest option to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please visit our website for more information

Helpful resources for your COVID-19 vaccine-related questions:

Online:

211: 

  • Text ORCOVID to 898211 to get text/SMS updates (English and Spanish only) or email ORCOVID@211info.org.
  • If you can’t get your COVID-19 vaccine question answered on the website, by text, or by email, you can call 211 or 1-866-698-6155 (Open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, including holidays).
  • Please be aware that wait times may be long due to high call volumes. There is an option to get a call back rather than wait on hold (in English and Spanish).

Free interpretation is available for all other languages. TTY: Dial 711 or call 1-866-698-6155. Please note: These are information lines, not vaccine scheduling.

Email:
If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccination process in the tri-county area, please email your questions to covidvaccine@clackamas.us. We are experiencing a high volume of emails but we will try to answer your questions as soon as we can.