Page last updated on 7/29/2021
Who won the lottery?
Washington County has announced the winners from the "Take Your Shot, Oregon" campaign. Ten adults in our county won $10,000, and five youth ages 12-17 won $20,000 in college scholarships. Read all about the winners and why they chose to get vaccinated.
Where can I get a vaccine?
Washington County's Mobile Vaccine Team: Our mobile team is traveling the county to make it easier for people to get the vaccine close to where they live, shop or hang out. Find the schedule here.
Local pharmacies: Pharmacies are required to offer second/boost doses to people who received their first dose somewhere else.
- Find a Shot website
- Vaccine Finder website
- Safeway and Albertsons
- Walgreens (or 1-800-WALGREENS)
- Rite Aid
- Fred Meyer
Beaverton Resource Center: Most Fridays from July 16 through September 24. See the flier for exact dates and times. Pfizer for ages 12 and older. Located at 13565 SW Walker Road.
Tektronix in Beaverton: Virginia Garcia is teaming up with Washington County Public Health and FEMA for another vaccine clinic, July 21 through August 1. 3025 SW Zworkykin Avenue. More details on flier or Virginia Garcia's website.
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers: All vaccination events are open to the community, do not require an appointment, and do not require you to be a Virginia Garcia patient. You do not have to have insurance in order to receive a vaccine. If you have insurance, please bring your card with you. Remember, vaccines are free!
Who can get a vaccine?
Every Oregonian age 12 and up is eligible for a vaccine. For Washington County-sponsored clinics, 12 to 14-year-olds must be accompanied by either a parent, guardian or someone designated by the parent. If someone other than a parent or guardian accompanies the 12 to 14-year-old, they will need to provide proof of parental/guardian consent. For many other clinics, those ages 12-14 do not need to be accompanied by an adult if they have the signed consent form.
Proof of consent is either:
- A signed consent form (available in English and Spanish on the All4OR.org site)
- A written or typed note that includes the parent/guardians name, relationship to the young adult, their date of birth, a statement saying they consent to young adult being vaccinated and the parent/guardian signature.
Fifteen and older do not need to be accompanied and do not require parental consent in the state of Oregon.
How much does the vaccine cost?
Nothing! Vaccines are FREE. If you have health insurance, you may be asked to provide that information so the vaccinator can bill your insurance an adminstration fee.
Are the vaccines safe and effective? Do they protect against the Delta variant?
Yes! COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. COVID-19 vaccines were evaluated in tens of thousands of participants in clinical trials. The vaccines met the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) rigorous scientific standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality needed to support emergency use authorization (EUA). These vaccines have undergone and will continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. This monitoring includes using both established and new safety monitoring systems to make sure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe. Read more on the CDC's website.
Real-world data suggests that all three vaccines authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration offer strong protection against severe disease and death from the Delta variant.
The Oregon Health Authority maintains a vaccination dashboard on their website. On July 15, OHA updated their race and ethnicity dashboard, which breaks down how many Oregonians age 18+ have been vaccinated.
Once I get vaccinated, how long until I am protected?
People are considered fully vaccinated and protected:
- At least two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
- At least two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
Johnson & Johnson vaccine update
If you get the J&J vaccine and develop a severe or persistent headache, blurred vision, chest or abdominal pain, leg swelling or pain, shortness of breath, easy bruising or tiny blood spots under the skin beyond the injection site within three weeks after getting vaccinated, call 911 or go to an emergency room. Tell your provider you had the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
- FDA's updated Q&A
- CDC's fact sheet
- Johnson & Johnson fact sheet developed by Portland Metro area health departments
Closing the vaccination equity gap with community clinics
Washington County and our community partners have hosted more than 40 community clinics and distributed more than 15,000 COVID-19 vaccinations to people of color and others hardest hit by the pandemic. Watch this video to learn how this strategy is helping to close the vaccination equity gap. You can also read our vaccine equity report we submitted to the state.
How do I get my second dose?
Second doses are a lot easier to get than they used to be. You can get your second dose at many of the locations listed above under "Where can I get a vaccine?"
I need help with transportation to get my vaccinations.
For those members enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), either with a Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) or as a Fee for Service (often known as “open card”) member, transportation options include:
- Health Share of Oregon (Ride to Care): 503-416-3955 or 855-321-4899
- Trillium (MTM): 877-583-1552
- OHP Fee for Service (Tri-County MedLink): 866-336-2906
For individuals not enrolled in OHP who need transportation assistance, there are other options:
- Ride Connection serves older adults and people with disabilities in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties (Mon-Fri). Call 503-226-0700.
- TriMet LIFT is a service for people who are unable to use regular buses and trains due to a disability or disabling health condition. Individuals should be enrolled before scheduling. Call 503-962-8000.
- One Call is for Providence members only. Call 866-733-8994.
I'm a veteran. How do I get my vaccine?
The VA is handling vaccination of veterans. You can find more details on their website.
What is Washington County's role in COVID-19 vaccination?
Our primary role is to ensure access to vaccine by all people who want it. This does not mean that we will be doing most of these vaccinations ourselves. The county is partnering with community-based organizations to host vaccination clinics for people not well served through the large healthcare systems, mass vaccination centers, and pharmacies. These clinics are focused on community members who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 (Latinx and BIPOC communities) and those who have limited access due to homelessness or poverty.
Additional resources and educational materials
- Vaccine and other fact sheets in multiple languages
- Johnson & Johnson fact sheet
- COVID-19 vaccine development and safety
- Diversity in the COVID-19 vaccine studies
- How the COVID-19 vaccines work
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- What are the differences between the vaccines? How do they work and are they effective? Watch our video featuring one of our epidemiologists.
- If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon, you can contact 211 using one of these methods:
- Text ORCOVID to 898211
- Email ORCOVID@211info.org
- Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155.
- TTY: Dial 711 or call 1-866-698-6155.
- CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Website
- Oregon Health Authority's vaccine pages in English and Spanish
- OHA's Vaccine Q&A
Still have questions?
If you still have questions after reviewing this page and the other web pages listed above, please send an email to CovidVaccine@co.washington.or.us and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.