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COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated 5/10/21 – By making an appointment today, you can ensure you are fully vaccinated before summer.
It is now fast and easy for people 16 and older, in Oregon and Washington, to schedule appointments directly at Legacy’s mass vaccination clinics. Same-day and next-day appointments are available. Walk-ins are welcome!
Eligibility expanding to everyone 12 and older
The FDA has authorized the Pfizer vaccine for kids as young as 12 on May 10th. The company applied to expand Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its vaccine for teens and children ages 12 to 15 after a clinical trial showed the vaccine is safe and extremely effective for the age group. Following the FDA’s decision, the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP) will schedule a meeting and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup will also meet to review the findings and offer guidance.
Expanding vaccine eligibility to adolescents 12 to 15 will help us slow the spread of the virus, protect kids and teens in the classroom, at sporting events, during summer activities, and more.

Watch Interview with Dr. Bradley Olson, Medical Director for Randall Children's Pediatric Care.

CDC has come out with new masking guidelines: Here are interim public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people.

 

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Marion County

Eligibility:

All persons 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine.

The Pzifer vaccine has now been approved for not only 16-17 year old, but also 12-15 year old (as of 5/10/21), pending approval of the ACIP and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.

 

Vaccine sites:

Oregon Convention Center Vaccination Site:

 

OHSU Drive-through, for those with mobile disabilities:

  • A drive-through mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Portland International Airport. This site is available by appointment only and administers vaccines for people who receive at-homes services for a medical condition or disability. Go to the OHSU website to schedule an appointment. Go to the section for the PDX Airport Red Economy Lot section to check for appointments.

 

Vaccine information support:

  • 211 Info has three new ways to get COVID-19 information in Oregon
    • Text ORCOVID to 898211 to get text/SMS updates (English and Spanish only)
    • Email ORCOVID@211info.org
    • Use the Call Center at 211 or 1-866-698-6155, open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. TTY: Dial 711 and call 1-866-698-6155

 

Resources:

Eligibility:

All persons 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine.

The Pzifer vaccine has now been approved for not only 16-17 year old, but also 12-15 year old (as of 5/10/21), pending approval of the ACIP and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.

 

Vaccine sites:

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center vaccination site

 

Washington Department of Health – vaccine location website:

  • This resource uses locations of pharmacies and health care facilities with vaccine
  • Vaccine availability will vary among locations
  • Each location has its own appointment process and could have its own requirements (such as live in the county where you are making the appointment for the vaccine)

 

Clark County Public Health:

 

Clark County Fairgrounds vaccination site:

  • Appointments are encouraged online at the Albertsons/Safeway website. Same day appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome.
  • This site is open Tuesday through Saturday each week.
  • The fairground administers Pfizer vaccine.
  • Location of fairgrounds: 17402 NE Delfel Rd., Ridgefield, WA 98642

 

Vaccine information support:

  • If you don’t have internet access, call the state's COVID-19 hotline/211, 1.800.525.0127, then press #. If you can’t get through, please try the alternate number, 888.856.5816. Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat-Sun  8 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit here for more information.

 

Resources:

Eligibility:

All persons 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine.

The Pzifer vaccine has now been approved for not only 16-17 year old, but also 12-15 year old (as of 5/10/21), pending approval of the ACIP and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup.

 

Vaccine sites:

 

Legacy Woodburn Health Center vaccination clinic

  • Walk-ins welcome

 

Oregon State Fairgrounds vaccine clinic

  • Check website as hours may vary

 

Resources:

What is your "why"?

Meet Mayra and learn about her second dose vaccine and why she decided to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

¿CUÁL ES TU MOTIVO?

Conoce a Mayra y entérate acerca de su segunda dosis de la vacuna y del por qué ella decidió ponerse la vacuna contra el COVID-19.

Side effects:

Concerned about vaccine side effects? Watch these videos of healthcare workers describing their side effects from the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine 2 Side Effects

Simone Carter discussing her experience after receiving her 2nd vaccine shot.

Frequently asked questions on the vaccine
De-stress exercise
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Frequently asked questions on the vaccine

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De-stress exercise

 

For a simple stress-lowering technique, you can try the "box breathing" approach:

 

Step 1: Slowly exhale. Sitting upright, slowly exhale through your mouth, getting all the oxygen out of your lungs.

 

Step 2: Slowly inhale. Inhale slowly and deeply through your nose to the count of four. In this step, count to four very slowly in your head.

 

Step 3: Hold your breath. Hold your breath for another slow count of four.

 

Step 4: Exhale again. Exhale through your mouth for the same slow count of four, expelling the air from your lungs and abdomen.

 

Step 5: Hold your breath again. Hold your breath for the same slow count of four before repeating this process.

Pausing of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

On Tuesday Apr. 13, both Oregon and Washington stopped using the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. This was based on recommendations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Here is the joint statement by the two federal authorities.

This pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is being taken out of an abundance of caution. Six women under the age of 50 were reported to have developed blood clots a few days after receiving this vaccine. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is currently reviewing the six cases and will provide guidance as to next steps. 

If you have already gotten this vaccine: 

If you develop severe headaches, leg and/or abdominal pain or shortness of breath within three weeks of receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, please contact your health care provider for further evaluation.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are not affected by the pause.

So far, nearly 7 million people nationwide have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Roughly 81,250 Oregonians have received it and about 150,000 Washingtonians. No one in either state is reported to have developed blood clots.

Remember to follow safety guidelines

As vaccine doses are distributed across the country in a phased approach, it’s important to continue to follow safety guidelines.

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Limit group gatherings
  • Distance yourself from others
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Wear your mask
  • Restrict non-essential travel

These positive steps will save lives. For more information on COVID-19 tests:

Visit Our COVID-19 testing page

COVID-19 Symptoms

Continue to be aware of the symptoms of the coronavirus, that are not caused by another condition:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Recent loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea