COVID-19 vaccine updates

Updated: Jan. 19, 2021

There are no vaccine doses available to patients at this time. Please watch here for updates. You do not need to call your provider.

Oregon Health Authority has added a vaccine chat tool to their COVID-19 vaccine site. To access to the tool:

  • Go to
  • Click on the icon at the lower right of your screen.
  • Answer the questions completely and truthfully.

Adventist Health Portland has no vaccine doses available at this time for patients or the public, even if eligible. Please watch here for updates. You do not need to call your provider.

We don't decide who is eligible or when vaccines are released. The state and federal government has the authority to make those decisions at this time. When we have vaccines available, we will notify eligible patients via MyChart or text, depending on their listed preference. We will also post updates here and on social media.

If you believe you qualify for a vaccine at this time, visit or call your county health department for information about public vaccine sites..

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COVID-19 vaccine news to know:

  • Two COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by the FDA, with more in the pipeline.
  • These vaccines are a safe and effective way to help you not get COVID-19.
  • The CDC is prioritizing health care workers and long-term care facility residents to receive the first vaccines.
  • Staff and providers who have direct contact with COVID-19 patients will be the first to receive the vaccine at Adventist Health Portland.
  • We expect there will be vaccines for our patients available sometime this spring. You do not need to contact your clinic or provider at this time.
  • So far, the federal government is providing the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge.
  • Wearing masks, washing hands frequently and social distancing continue to be important as we work together to end this pandemic.

Answers about the COVID-19 vaccine

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

  • When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • 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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