Partnership launches Phase 1a vaccine clinics at Samaritan facilities
*updated 1/13/21, 12:02 p.m.
Vaccine clinic appointments for the week of January 11-15 are full. Many community members in Phase 1a are still without a vaccine appointment. Additional vaccine clinics and mass vaccination events are being planned, in anticipation of receiving more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the State. Please continue to fill out the assessment survey below for future vaccination opportunities.
COVID-19 vaccinations are underway in Benton County due to a partnership between Samaritan Health Services and Benton County Health Department.
Beginning Monday, January 11, 2021, COVID-19 vaccines will be administered to individuals that fall within the Phase 1a groups, as identified by Oregon Health Authority (OHA) at SamCare clinics in Corvallis and Albany. Vaccine clinics for Phase 1a individuals will only take place between Monday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Benton County Health Department projects that will culminate in 675 vaccinations per week. Staff and residents of long term care facilities will receive vaccinations through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program.
Walk-in appointments at the vaccine clinics are not available. Individuals who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine at this time must complete Benton County’s needs assessment survey in order to schedule their vaccination appointment.
- Individuals within Phase 1a complete the needs assessment survey (ENGLISH) (SPANISH).
- Benton County Health Department prioritizes submissions following OHA criteria.
- Benton County Health Department sends a scheduler link with instructions to schedule appointments for both doses.
Phase 1a groups that qualify for vaccinations at this time are:
- Hospitals and urgent care facilities
- Emergency medical services providers and other first responders
- Hospice programs
- Mobile crisis care and related services
- Secure transport
- Corrections facilities
- Outpatient medical care services
- Integrative health services (massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, etc.)
- In-home care services (agency and independent licensed workers
- In-home care is not restricted to agency and independent licensed workers. This includes: all paid and unpaid direct care personnel, parents including foster parents, and other caregivers of medically fragile children or adults who live at home.
- Day treatment services
- Non-emergency medical transport
- Public health workers
- Deathcare workers
- Medical clinics - dental, vision, general practice providers
- Medical providers at early learning facilities
- School nurses, school-based health centers and student health centers
Once Phase 1a vaccinations are complete, the County and Samaritan Health Services will move to vaccinate groups in Phase 1b. Individuals wishing to be notified about Phase 1b may sign up on the Benton County website at: co.benton.or.us/covid19/page/covid-19-vaccine. Notices for Phase 1b vaccinations will be posted to the Benton County COVID-19 website and Benton County social media channels. Benton County will also notify local healthcare providers and media outlets. Phase 1b will include people ages 75 and older and frontline essential workers. Oregon’s Vaccine Advisory Committee is currently developing further details about Phase 1b.