COVID-19 VACCINATIONS


There are three COVID-19 vaccines available in Malheur County: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Please help us share the following information! Pfizer is available for ages 16+. Moderna and J&J is available for 18+. Most people who live, work or volunteer in Oregon are eligible for a vaccine in Malheur County right now.

 

Our team has only three more first dose COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics scheduled at the Four Rivers Cultural Center from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. TOMORROW, 4/8, next Thursday, 4/15, and Thursday 4/29. Flyers available here. We are not doing initial doses on Thursday 4/22 because the FEMA Mobile Vaccine Unit will be at the Malheur County Fairgrounds from April 16-23. More information here.

 

The vaccine is safe, free, and effective. Research shows that 6 months after vaccination, Pfizer is 91.3% effective and 100% effective against severe disease, including against some variants. A person who is fully vaccinated does not need to quarantine if asymptomatic and exposed to someone with COVID-19.  CDC says it’s ok for small groups of fully vaccinated people to gather without masks. Getting vaccinated protects yourself, your loved ones, and helps our community reopen. Key things to know here.

 

Pfizer (age 16+)

  • Pfizer vaccine is now available for ages 16-17 only at Walgreens in Ontario for a limited time. They only have 180 doses total, so we would like to get as many people aged 16-17 to get the Pfizer vaccine there, while there are several other providers with vaccine for ages 18+ (see below). Vaccinating this population will have significant benefits to classrooms, sports and other extracurricular activities, and community.
  • Please share this information and prepare people aged 16-17 with information on how they may be eligible:
    • Must fall in the Phase 1A-1B (groups 1-7): See detailed breakdown here.
    • This includes:
      • Have an underlying health condition from the CDC list
      • Is in multi-generational housing of three generations
      • Provides health care or childcare to anyone, even unpaid
      • Has a frontline job (even in summers), including agriculture and food processing
  • To get a Pfizer vaccine at Walgreens, call the store at 541-889-6288 or register on the website here 

 

Moderna (age 18+)

  • Weekly Vaccine Clinics are open every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario. First come, first serve. We will have initial dose clinics through April and will only offer booster clinics for second doses in May. No appointment, documentation or insurance required. Flyers in English and Spanish here. For more information, call the Malheur County Health Department at 541-889-7279.
  • The following providers may have Moderna doses available. Call to find out how to get a vaccine:
    • Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Ontario: 
    • Valley Family Health Care (VFHC):
      • Vale, 541-473-2101
      • Ontario, 541-889-2340
      • Nyssa, 541-372-5738
      • Women’s Clinic, 541-881-2800
      • Pediatric Clinic, 541-889-2668
    • Stark Medical, Ontario: 541-889-2244
    • Bi-Mart, Ontario: 541-889-2141
    • Malheur Drug, Vale: 541-473-3333
    • Malheur Memorial Health, Nyssa: 541-372-2211
    • Medicap Pharmacy, Nyssa: 541-372-2222

 

Johnson & Johnson (age 18+)

  • The following providers may have Johnson & Johnson doses available. Call to find out how to get a vaccine:
    • Valley Family Health Care:
      • Vale, 541-473-2101
      • Ontario, 541-889-2340
      • Nyssa, 541-372-5738
      • Women’s Clinic, 541-881-2800
      • Pediatric Clinic, 541-889-2668
    • Stark Medical, Ontario: 541-889-2244
    • Bi-Mart, Ontario: 541-889-2141
    • Walmart, Ontario: 541-889-6040
    • Malheur Drug, Vale: 541-473-3333

 

Mobile Units – Limited availability

  • The following providers may be able to bring a mobile vaccine unit to a group of people in Malheur County with doses of J&J or Moderna for ages 18+.
    • Bi-Mart, Ontario: 541-889-2141
      • Available for groups of 15 or more.
    • Valley Family Health Care: Ontario, 541-889-2340
      • Available for groups of 15 or more.
  • Special 8-Day FEMA 2,000 dose Mobile Vaccine Unit: April 16-23
    • Malheur County Fairgrounds
    • J&J and Moderna available, while supplies last for ages 18+.
    • Weekdays from 4-8 p.m. and Weekends from 12-8 p.m.
    • First come, first serve. No appointment necessary.

 

Stay Informed

  • I use the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine website the most. This is how I learned to talk to others about the vaccine, what we can do after vaccination, and differences between available vaccines. Their video on what to expect after getting a vaccine and posters in English and Spanish are also very helpful. Please share!
  • Our ICS team is excited to learn more from the upcoming COVID-19 Town Halls hosted by the American Society for Virology. Register for free for one of the events coming up here.
  • SafeStrongOregon has easy to understand information available in several languages.
  • The OHA COVID-19 Updates website also has excellent information to share.
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