|Oregonians have four primary ways to get linked to local vaccine information:|
1. Get Vaccinated Oregon
2. Covidvaccine.oregon.gov “chat bot”
3. 211info: Text, Email, Phone (see above)
4. Licensed senior facilities: Residents and staff at most licensed facilities for older adults and people with disabilities are receiving on-site vaccinations through pharmacies enrolled in federal vaccination programs. Residents (or family members) can ask their facility operator when their residence is scheduled for a vaccination clinic.
|OHA Toolkit: Helping Older Adults|
Get COVID-19 Vaccinations
Starting this week, Oregonians 70 and older are eligible to get vaccinated. As Oregon physicians, physician assistants, and other health care providers begin ensuring older adults can get vaccinated, the Oregon Health Authority has shared a toolkit with vaccine information, including FAQs, template emails, social media posts, messaging, and more.
This toolkit is being translated into Spanish and 10 other languages over the next week. We will send new links as we receive them.
The Governor announced that FEMA will be supporting vaccination clinics and helping to develop long-term, sustainable solutions to support and relieve hospital staff and frontline health care workers.
The state announced that it still has fewer doses than needed for those who are eligible. The shortage will continue to for the next week or two. That said, things should look better in mid-March, when they hope to receive 1.4 million cumulative first doses. These projections depend on vaccines arriving in Oregon from manufacturers and the federal government.
Starting Monday, March 1, people 65 and older are eligible for vaccination. OHA expects to have enough vaccines to immunize at least 75% of all seniors by March 29, weeks ahead of their original timelines.
Starting no later than March 29, Phase 1B, Group 6 becomes eligible for vaccination.
Starting no later than May 1, Phase 1B, Group 7 becomes eligible for vaccination.
Starting no later than June 1, the first members of the general public will become eligible for vaccination (people age 45 – 64), with the remaining groups of the general public becoming eligible no later than July 1.