COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated 05/13/2021

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Vaccine Distribution In Oregon

 

Update 05/13/2021: As of May 13, Benton County is now providing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to individuals age 12 and older at regular clinics. People 18 and older are also able receive the Moderna or Johnson and Johnson vaccines. Appointment availability varies between clinics in Benton County, please see Vaccination Clinics page for information on vaccine types, as well as pre-scheduled and drop-in appointments.

Additional Information for 12 - 15 year olds:

  • Children ages 12-14 must have the written approval of their parent or guardian to be vaccinated. The Benton County/Samaritan Health Systems minor consent form for children ages 12-14 without a parent or guardian physically present is available at clinics and online. Click here to access the consent form online
  • In Oregon, minors age 15-17 years may consent to medical services (including vaccinations) without parental consent. A parent or guardian does not need to be present or provide authorization for a child age 15-17 to be vaccinated at a Benton County Vaccine Clinic. Click here to learn more about medical consent laws in Oregon

Benton County continues targeted outreach efforts to Phase 1a and Phase 1b eligibility groups. Community members who fall into those categories can call 541-766-6464 for assistance in making an appointment.

Those who are looking for more information can access the following resources:

  • Getvaccinated.oregon.gov web tool: This tool allows people to determine if they are eligible for a vaccine. The Get Vaccinated Oregon tool is open to all Oregonians and information is available in 12 languages.

    • Note: the OHA eligibility tool does not result in an appointment.

  • Text and Call Resources: 

    • Oregonians can text ORCOVID to 898211 to get text/SMS updates (English and Spanish only) or email ORCOVID@211info.org.

    • Oregonians can call 211 or 1-866-698-6155, which is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, including holidays. Please be aware that wait times may be long due to high call volumes. There is an option to get a call back rather than wait on hold (in English and Spanish). Free interpretation is available for all other languages. TTY: Dial 711 or call 1-866-698-6155.

Please Note: Meeting our vaccination goals depends on getting enough vaccine supply from the state and federal government.

Phase 1a and Phase 1b Eligibility Groups 

PHASE 1B

Group Eligibility Date Description

Group 1 

Please click here for more specific information on who is included in Group 1

Eligible as of 01/25/2021

Group 1 includes public and private K-12 educators and staff, early childhood educators, child care providers and staff.

Group 2

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Eligible as of 02/08/2021

 

Group 2 includes people ages 80 and older (80+)

 

Group 3

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Eligible as of 02/15/2021 Group 3 includes people ages 75 and older (75+)

Group 4

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Eligible as of 02/22/2021 Group 4 includes people ages 70 and older (70+)

Group 5

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Eligible as of 03/01/2021 Group 5 includes people ages 65 and older (65+)

Group 6

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Eligible in Benton County as of 03/22/2021

Individuals within Group 6 include:

  • Adults 45–64 with one or more underlying health conditions with increased risk

  • Migrant and seasonal farm workers

  • Seafood and agricultural workers

  • Food processing workers

  • People living in low-income senior housing, senior congregate and independent living

  • Individuals experiencing houselessness (sheltered and unsheltered)

  • People currently displaced by wildfires

  • Wildland firefighters

  • Pregnant people 16 and older

Group 7

Please click here for more information related to Group 7

Eligible in Benton County as of 03/31/2021

Individuals within Group 7 include:

  • Frontline workers as defined by CDC, and their adult household/family members.
  • Individuals living in a multigenerational household Multigenerational household means a household where:
    • People from three or more generations live, such as a home where an elder lives with a parent and grandchild; or
    • An individual or individuals 50 years and older residing with and caring for a relative who is not their own child (i.e. a grandchild, niece or nephew)
  • Adults 16–44 with one or more underlying health conditions

PHASE 1A

All phase 1a groups eligible as of January, 2021.

Group Description

Group 1

Please click here for more specific information on who is included in Group 1

Group 1 includes, but is not limited to:

  • Health care personnel (HCP) working in:
    • Hospitals
    • Emergency medical services
    • Urgent care settings
    • Skilled nursing and memory care facilities
    • Tribal health programs
  • First responders
  • Residents of skilled nursing and memory care facilities

Group 2 

Please click here for more specific information on who is included in Group 2

Individuals within Group 2 include, but are not limited to health care personnel (HCP), residents, all staff and contractors at:

  • Residential and congregate care facilities
  • Hospice programs
  • Behavioral health mobile crisis care services
  • Secure transport services
  • Correctional settings

Group 3

Please click here for more specific information on who is included in Group 3

Group 3 includes, but is not limited to:

  • Outpatient settings that serve specific high-risk groups
  • In-home groups
  • In-home daycare
  • Day treatment services
  • Non-emergency medical transportation personnel

Group 4

Please click here for more specific information on who is included in Group 4

Group 4  includes, but is not limited to:

  • All other outpatient workers
  • All other public health workers
  • Early learning sites
  • Death care workers

 

Click here to access OHA's phasing document

 


 

More information on COVID-19 vaccine

 

Benton County COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon Health Authority