Current and Upcoming Vaccination Clinics
Updated 02/26/2021, 01:00 p.m.
There will be many ways for community members to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To help achieve community level vaccination goals and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, mass vaccination clinics will be periodically held in Benton county and surrounding counties. Updates on these clinics can be found on this page. Clinics in surrounding counties that are open to Benton County Residents will be listed on this page.
Community members should note that the County’s ability to hold vaccination clinics is dependent on the supply of vaccines being distributed to the County from the Oregon Health Authority. The County’s Emergency Operations Center will continue to plan future vaccination clinics, but may be required to cancel clinics if vaccine supplies run low
Upcoming Vaccine Clinics
**All vaccination planning and distribution depend on the availability of the vaccine. **
3/4/21 & 3/5/21 Mass Vaccination Events in Benton County
Benton County and Samaritan Health Services are partnering to host 2 mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Reser Stadium on the Oregon State University campus.
The first clinic is scheduled for Thursday, March 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. First doses of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be administered to eligible individuals.
The second clinic is scheduled for Friday, March 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Second doses of the Moderna vaccine will be administered to individuals who have already received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine.
The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are not interchangeable. If you receive a first dose of the Moderna vaccine, your second dose must also be from Moderna. The same applies to the Pfizer vaccine. Benton County and Samaritan Health Services have implemented a system to ensure each client receives the appropriate vaccine.
Currently the Moderna vaccine is only approved for use in adults 18 and older. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Moderna vaccine under an emergency use authorization (EUA) in December 2020. More information about Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine can be found on the EUA fact sheet.
At this time, the Pfizer vaccine is only approved for use in people 16 and older. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer vaccine under an emergency use authorization (EUA) in December 2020. More information about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine can be found on the EUA fact sheet.
Vaccinations are by appointment only for all eligible groups. Individuals who are currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine must complete Benton County’s assessment survey in order to schedule their vaccination appointment.
Assessment Survey Process:
- Eligible community members complete Benton County’s assessment survey
- Community members who fill out the survey will receive confirmation that their survey answers have been received on the next business day. Benton County sends a confirmation email by 6 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays). Surveys received on Friday will receive a confirmation the following business day.
If you’ve filled out the vaccine needs assessment survey and haven’t heard from Benton County, please be sure to check your email’s spam/junk/promotions folder.
- Benton County prioritizes submissions based on Oregon Health Authority’s phasing criteria.
- When vaccine becomes available, Benton County emails a scheduler link with instructions to schedule both 1st and 2nd doses. It may be several weeks before you receive a scheduling link from Benton County.
Note: Limited vaccine supply means that not every person who is eligible to receive a vaccine will be able to receive a vaccine when they want it.