COVID 19 Vaccine Info
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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

February 19, 2021

 

Oregon has started to get the COVID-19 Vaccines every week. It will take time to help everyone get the vaccine. Here is some information that we want to share with you. This will help you know when and where you can get the vaccine.

When can I get the vaccine?
Oregon has set up different groups of people to organize who can get the vaccine first. Right now, people who are most affected by the COVID-19 virus will get the vaccines first. This means front-line health care workers and first responders who are exposed to the virus in their work and people who live and work in long-term nursing homes and residential facilities.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has an online tool you can use to see if you are able to get the vaccine now.

  • NEW - Please visit Get Vaccinated Oregon
    • You will answer some questions to see if you are eligible and get information about vaccinations in your county.
  • Or visit  COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon
    • Then click “Let’s get started” under “Vaccine Eligibility & FAQ Tool”
  • Or call 211 for more information.

You can also watch this video to learn more about who is eligible for the vaccine right now. 

Do I have to pay for the vaccine?
No, COVID -19 vaccines will be given to everyone at no cost. 

What if I need a ride to get a vaccine?
EOCCO offers free rides through our non-emergent medical transportation (NEMT) program
Please call NEMT services at 1-877-875-4657. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00AM- 5:00PM PST (9:00AM- 6:00PM Mountain Time). TTY users, please call 711. 

Where can I get the vaccine?
If you are in an eligible group to get the vaccine now, we can help you find a vaccine event near you or you can use the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) website.

 

What should I know before I go or schedule an appointment at a vaccination site or event?
Make sure that the vaccine clinic or site is accepting people in your eligibility group. 

Schedule an appointment if it’s required. 

You will have to get two doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine. After you get your first COVID-19 vaccine, you should get a vaccination card that tells you when to get your second dose. 

 

What if I need an interpreter?
EOCCO offers free interpreter services for all covered services. Please call EOCCO customer service at 1-888-788-9821. TTY users, please call 711.
The office is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PST.

 

What is a vaccine and are they safe?
A vaccine is medicine that can help your immune system fight off infections better and faster. 

COVID-19 vaccines are very effective. Vaccines are tested carefully for safety. Please visit the Vaccine and Effectiveness section on OHA’s website for more information: https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/

 

What should I do before and even after I receive the vaccine? 
Please continue to practice these important reminders: 

  • If you are sick, stay home
  • Wear a mask or face covering in public places.
  • Keep a 6-foot physical distance.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds.
  • Do not touch your nose or mouth if you haven’t washed your hands first.
  • If you think you have COVID-19, call your Primary Care Provider

 

How can I learn more about the COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon?
Please visit Oregon’s COVID-19 vaccine page for more information and updates or call 211

 

What if I have questions about my benefits?
Please call EOCCO customer service at 1-888-788-9821. TTY users, please call 711. The office is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PST.

Please make sure that the vaccine event or your appointment are through your local health department, pharmacy, or PCP office.

  • You do not need to pay for your COVID-19 vaccine. If you are asked to pay, this may not be an authorized vaccine event.
  • If you get phone calls, texts or emails that say you need to buy a COVID-19 test before you get your vaccine, this may be a scam. You do not need to buy a COVID-19 test before or during your vaccine appointment.
  • If someone tells you that you can pay to get the COVID-19 vaccine early or be put on a waiting list before your group is eligible, please do not pay anything. No health department or vaccination site would give you the vaccine ahead of time if you paid for it.
  • Do not buy a COVID-19 vaccine that says it can be shipped to you. You should only get a vaccine at an authorized vaccination site and you do not have to pay for it.
  • Please make sure that you are scheduling your vaccine appointment through your local health department or local pharmacy.
    • You can call your local health department to make sure
    • Or you can call EOCCO customer service at 1-888-788-9821. TTY users, please call 711. The office is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PST.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information by County

County

Contact Information

Baker

Baker County Health Department

541-523-8211

https://www.bakercountycovid19.com/

Gilliam

North Central Public Health District Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam Counties

541-506-2600

https://www.ncphd.org/covid-vaccines

Grant

Grant County

541-575-0429

Harney

Harney County Health Department

541-589-1501

https://www.facebook.com/HarneyCountyHealthDepartment/

Lake

Lake Health District

541-947-6045

Malheur

Malheur County Health Department

541-889-7279

https://malheurhealth.org/

Morrow

Morrow County

541-676-5649

Sherman

North Central Public Health District Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam Counties

541-506-2600

https://www.ncphd.org/covid-vaccines

Umatilla

Umatilla County Health

http://ucohealth.net/

Union

Centers for Human Development

541-624-2179

Wallowa

Wallowa County

541-426-5437

Wheeler

Asher Community Health Center

971-762-0527

https://asherhealth.org/