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Benton County Public Health – Immunization

Flu Shots

This season's 2011-12 flu vaccine has arrived at Benton County Health Services. The main clinic on 27th Street in Corvallis has flu vaccine for all adults and children, insured or uninsured. Only one vaccine for flu is needed this year. This year's flu vaccine offers protection from both H1N1 and seasonal influenza.

  • We have Flumist, which is a nasal spray instead of a shot, for individuals 2-49 years of age.
  • A high-dose flu vaccine is offered for people aged 65 years and older. Older people may need a higher does vaccine to protect them from flu illness. Side effects are similar to the regular flu vaccine, but may be more common. The high does vaccine is available only for insured and self-paying individuals.

Most health care providers and local pharmacies currently have flu vaccine available. Call before you go to check on supplies and hours. To make a flu vaccine appointment at Benton County Health Services, call 541-766-6835.

Immunization Clinic

Public Health is required by state law to provide certain vaccines. Below is the a list of what we are and are not required to provide.

Vaccines Required for Public Health Programs

  • All infant & childhood vaccines
  • Adult vaccines such as tetanus-diphtheria, pneumococcal pneumonia, and shingles

Vaccines Not Required for Public Health Programs

  • Occupational Health, such as Hepatitis B

We primarily serve clients who cannot receive their routine vaccinations with their routine providers.

All immunization services are by appointment. Call 541-766-6835.


Most persons receive their primary tetanus vaccinations in childhood, after which a booster dose is recommended every ten years to maintain protection. Tetanus is usually combined with diphtheria for primary and booster dose vaccinations. Persons who suffer a major, dirty wound should also receive boosters if more than five years have elapsed since their last dose.


The Benton Health Department no longer provides travelers with current travel vaccine recommendations and preventative health advice. This service can be obtained by appointment from:

International Travel Clinic, located with Samaritan Infection Diseases
3640 NW Samaritan Drive, Suite 210
Corvallis , OR 97330
541-768-5810 for an appointment

Other clinics providing travel consultation and immunizations by appointment:

Cascade Occupational Health
2650 Suzanne Way, Suite 200
Eugene, Oregon

Dr. John Girod
960 Liberty Street SE, Suite 200
Salem, Oregon

Oregon Medical Group
920 Country Club Road
Eugene, Oregon

Private pharmacies providing travel consultation and immunizations by appointment:

Fred Meyer in Albany
2500 Santiam Highway

Safeway in Lebanon
Airport and Main Street

Safeway on Philomath Boulevard
5270 SW Philomath Boulevard

Travel Information from the CDC

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Vaccines

What schools and children's facilities require shots?
(Read more about vaccines and schools...)

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