Why get vaccinated?
Vaccination is the best way to keep yourself, your family, and your community healthy. While COVID19 vaccines have been found to be 94% effective at preventing you from getting sick with COVID19, it still may be possible to get, carry and transmit the virus.
In the meantime, it is important that even those who have been vaccinated continue to:
- Wear a mask
- Physically distance from others
- Wash your hands
- Avoid gatherings
- Stay home when you’re sick
Where/how to get a vaccine?
Beginning January 26, 2021, COVID19 vaccines are being made available to K-12 educators in Oregon. Please visit the link to view local vaccination clinic dates and to schedule an appointment.
People who are most affected by the COVID-19 virus will have first access to the vaccination. In Oregon, that will be frontline health care workers who are exposed to the virus in their work. Following the initial doses and assuming sufficient supply, rollout will is expected to follow this schedule: Rollout Schedule.
We don’t yet know when we’ll be able to stop wearing masks and maintaining physical distance. It will take time for us to get everyone vaccinated.
As the COVID-19 vaccines becomes available, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will ensure the distribution process is based on community involvement that will provide an equitable system challenging the roles of power, privilege and racism — informed by a newly assembled Vaccine Advisory Committee (VAC).