Covid 19 Vaccine Update
Everyone 16 and older is now eligible for the vaccine. Oregon did so on Monday and Washington last week.
The Johnson and Johnson vaccine is still on pause due to concerns of blood clots. 85,000 Johnson & Johnson doses were administered in Oregon and 149,000 in Washington before last week’s pause. A decision on its future is expected on Friday.
Oregon has crossed the 1 million mark of those fully vaccinated. Over 2.6 million doses have been administered in the state. Salem Health‘s mass vaccination site at the Oregon State Fairgrounds reopens Tuesday from 8am to 5pm. Shots are also being offered at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland Airport and Hillsboro Stadium. Click here for more information on OHSU’s clinics. To get an appointment, you’ll need to register at getvaccinated.oregon.gov.
Twice as many shots have been given in Washington; just over 5 million. More than 25% of the population is fully vaccinated. First doses of the Phizer vaccine will be given Tuesday at Vancouver’s Tower Mall from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Click here to schedule an appointment at Tower Mall. The Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield is offering both first and second doses this week. They’re open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am to 8pm. Click here to schedule an appointment at the Clark County Fairgrounds. To find where else you can get a shot, visit vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov.