COVID-19 vaccine updates

Updated: August 3, 2021

We are excited everyone age 12 and older is now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.

How to get the vaccine

Adventist Health Portland offers COVID-19 vaccines in the OHSU Health retail pharmacy located on our main campus in southeast Portland.

Walk-in vaccines are offered 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with best availability 10:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Anyone with a valid ID can receive a vaccine. You do not have to be a patient. You can also go online to find additional OHSU Health pharmacies.

The federal website can direct you to vaccine appointments available near your zip code. This site also lets you select which brand of vaccine you’re seeking. (Keep in mind only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for minors age 12+ at this time.)

Some retail pharmacies also offer vaccine appointments:

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COVID-19 vaccine news to know:

  • Three COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for emergency use by the FDA, with more in the pipeline.
  • These vaccines are a safe and effective way to help you not get COVID-19.
  • So far, the federal government is providing the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge.
  • Washing hands, wearing masks and social distancing continue to be important as we work together to end this pandemic. Fully vaccinated people (two weeks after the second dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one Johnson & Johnson vaccine) may continue to have more opportunity to safely socialize as recommended by OHA and the CDC.

Answers about the COVID-19 vaccine

We’ve collected frequently asked questions and expert answers in one place for you. These questions include:

  • Do the vaccines cause side effects?
  • Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe despite its fast development?
  • Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?

How to stay informed about getting the COVID-19 vaccine

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