Current and Upcoming Vaccination Events

Updated 9/27/2022

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Benton County continues to work with community partners to organize COVID-19 vaccination events throughout the County. For a list of local medical offices and pharmacies that provide the COVID-19 vaccine, visit: Find a COVID-19 Vaccine.

  • Masks are required at all vaccination events, as they are a temporary healthcare setting. 
  • All events are wheelchair accessible and have interpretation services available.
  • To make arrangements for other accommodations, please call the Benton County Call Center at 541-766-6120, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

When attending a vaccination event, if you will be receiving a second or booster dose, be sure to bring the vaccination card you received when your first dose was administered. If you have lost your card, a vaccination record which shows your previous COVID-19 dose(s) is acceptable. For more information on replacing your vaccination card, click here.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and available to all eligible people. You do not need to present identification or insurance to be vaccinated for COVID-19. You do not need to be a resident of Oregon to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Consent of a parent or legal guardian is required for children under the age of 15, forms are available at all events.


 

Community Vaccination Events

Update 9/14/22: New updated bivalent booster
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to the first updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters. This new type of booster is designed to give you broad protection against COVID-19, including better protection against the Omicron variant.

As with other new vaccines, supplies will be limited the first few weeks it is available. Supply of the updated vaccine will continue to arrive in Benton County over the coming weeks, and appointments should become more available shortly.

Corvallis

  • ​Location: Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St
    • Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, from noon to 8:00 p.m.
    • Monday through Thursday, October 10-13, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Drive-thru event, pedestrians also welcome; no appointment needed
    • Only the bivalent booster for 12+ available at these events. 
       
  • Location: Oregon State University Memorial Union, Room 62, 2501 SW Jefferson Way
    • Monday through Friday, October 10-14, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Only the bivalent booster for 12+ available at these events.
       
  • Location: Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis, 1112 NW Circle Blvd
    • Sunday, October 23 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Only bivalent boosters available at this event.

Philomath

  • Location: Clemens Primary School Cafeteria, 535 S 19th St
    • Friday, October 21 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Only bivalent boosters available at this event.

Monroe

  • Location: Monroe High School Commons, 365 N 5th St
    • Saturday, October 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Only bivalent boosters available at this event.

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Nearby COVID-19 Vaccination Events

Vaccination events are also being held by our neighbors in Linn and Lincoln Counties. Please visit their websites for more information on those events.


 

Vaccine Brand Information

The Pfizer/Comirnaty, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax vaccines are not interchangeable for your primary vaccination. If you receive a first dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or Novavax your second dose must be the same brand. The updated bivalent vaccine cannot be used for a primary series of vaccination. Booster doses can be of a different brand, for more information visit: Booster and Additional Dose.

  • Pfizer/Comirnaty
    • Administered in a two dose series, the second dose is given 21 days after the first dose. Doses can be delayed to reduce the risk of myocarditis: speak to your medical provider to learn more.

    • Comirnaty is fully approved by the FDA for use in people 16 years or older, and the BioNTech vaccine is still approved for use in people 5 years or older under an EUA. Ask which vaccine is being used.

    • A booster dose is recommended for everyone 5 to 11 years old at least 5 months after completing the primary series. An updated, bivalent booster is recommended for everyone 12 years or older at least 2 months after completing their primary series, or since their last monovalent booster. For more information, please review the Pfizer-BioNTech fact sheets.

    • For children 6 months to 4 years old, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is a three dose series, with the second dose given 21 days after the first dose, and the third dose given 2 months after the second dose.
       
  • Moderna/Spikevax
    • Administered in a two dose series, the second dose is given 28 days after the first dose. Doses can be delayed to reduce the risk of myocarditis: speak to your medical provider to learn more. Spikevax is fully approved by the FDA for use in people 18 years or older. The Moderna vaccine is also authorized for youth 6 years and older under an EUA.

    • A booster dose is recommended for everyone 5 to 11 years or older at least 5 months after completing the primary series. An updated, bivalent booster is recommended for everyone 12 years or older at least 2 months after completing their primary series, or since their last monovalent booster.. For more information, please review the Moderna/Spikevax fact sheet.

    • For children 6 months to 6 years old, Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine is a two dose series, with the second dose given 28 days after the first dose. 
       
  • Johnson & Johnson
    • Administered in a single dose, and is authorized under an EUA for use in people 18 years old or older. A booster dose is recommended at least 2 months after completing the primary series. An updated, bivalent booster is recommended for everyone who received Johnson & Johnson at least 2 months after completing their primary series, or since their last monovalent booster. These bivalent boosters, produced by Pfizer and Moderna, are mRNA vaccines.. For more information, please review the Johnson & Johnson fact sheet.
    • The FDA has limited the authorized use of this vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older who cannot receive another authorized COVID-19 vaccine, or who choose the Johnson & Johnson vaccine because they would otherwise not receive a COVID-19 vaccine. This change is due to updated analyses on the risks of a rare clotting issue, though it was determined that the benefits of the vaccine still outweigh the risks when another vaccine is not an option.
       
  • Novavax
    • Administered in a two dose series, the second dose is given 21 days after the first dose. Novavax is authorized for use for people 12 years or older. Doses can be delayed to reduce the risk of myocarditis: speak to your medical provider to learn more. Novavax is available under an EUA. A booster dose is recommended at least two months after completing the primary series, but must be the updated bivalent Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, which are mRNA based. For more information, please review the Novavax fact sheet.
    • Novavax is a protein based vaccine, the same technology that has been used for decades in flu, tetanus, and other vaccines. They do not use mRNA the way that the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines do.
    • Looking for the Novavax vaccine in Benton County? Start with your primary care provider.

 

Volunteering

 

If you are interested in volunteering at upcoming vaccination clinics, please visit our volunteering page.