Vaccine Information

Page last updated on 3/6/2021.

ELIGIBILITY CHART: Please CLICK ON THE GRAPHIC BELOW for a larger, clearer version (opens as a PDF on state's website).

OHA vaccination eligibility chart

The chart says I am eligible for a vaccine. Where and when can I get it?

There is still far less vaccine supply than necessary to meet the needs of everyone who is eligible and wants the vaccine. We ask for your continued patience.

Oregon Convention Center: Sign up here and you will be sent an invitation when a vaccine is available to you. Names are selected at random from eligible pool.

OHSU drive-through clinics at Hillsboro Stadium and PDX Airport Red Economy Lot: These appointments are specifically for seniors with mobility needs, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers. If you KNOW you are eligible for this site, you can schedule online (when appointments are available) via OHSU's tool. If you aren't sure, you should go through OHA's eligibility and scheduling tool. New appointments are released Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. (subject to change).

Local pharmacies:

Washington County Community Clinics: There are no appointments available at this time. Please check back regularly.

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.

How do I get my second dose?

The agency or organization that provided your first vaccine will communicate with you about how to get your second dose. Please be sure to provide contact information when you get your first dose.

If you are not able to go back to where you got your first dose, please email us and include your name, phone number, when you are eligible for second dose, which vaccine you got, and why you can't get it where you got your first dose.    

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 am an individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities, or I’m a parent or live-in caregiver supporting an individual with I/DD. How do I sign up for a vaccine?

Metro-area counties have partnered with local health systems to ensure access to vaccines for individuals who are in Phase 1A, which includes individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities or live-in caregivers or parents supporting individuals with I/DD. Washington County Developmental Disabilities has submitted information to this metro-area partnership to connect people who are enrolled in Developmental Disabilities services in Washington County, as well as their parents and caregivers, to vaccination opportunities as they become available. Your Services Coordinator will inform you about these vaccination opportunities via email or a phone call. You can also check back here for updates. 

I live in a group home or adult foster care home. When will I get a vaccine?  

Washington County DD group homes and some foster care homes were put on the Federal Pharmacy Partnership list. This means local pharmacies will contact individual group home and foster home providers to coordinate vaccinations onsite. Adult foster care homes that were not on the Federal Pharmacy Partnership list are being connected locally in Washington County to a vaccine resource to conduct vaccinations onsite. Our DD foster care licensors are currently contacting all adult and child DD foster care providers to get signed up to be connected to a local vaccine resource.  

I'm a veteran. How do I get my vaccine?

The VA is handling vaccination of veterans according to the federal schedule. You can find more details on their website.

How much does the vaccine cost?

The federal government will cover the cost of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please note that your health care provider will likely charge an office visit fee or a fee to give the vaccine. If you have health insurance, the insurance company is required to cover these fees. Providers should administer the vaccine regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.  

Once I get vaccinated, how long until I am protected?

Once you receive your first vaccine you will need to make a plan to receive your second dose. Often the provider of the first will have a plan in place for the second. The second vaccine can be given in three (Pfizer) or four (Moderna) weeks. After your second dose, it takes your body 2-3 weeks to build up the antibodies needed to protect you. 

Once fully vaccinated, both vaccines provide you with about 95% protection, but it is unclear if it protects those around you. While you are unlikely to get sick, you may still be able to carry the virus. Please continue to wear a mask and wash your hands regularly.

Can my organization provide vaccines to our staff?

If your organization has more than 100 people and staff licensed to vaccinate, you can enroll as a vaccine provider (click on “vaccine planning”).

Additional resources

Still have questions?

If you still have questions after reviewing this page and the other web pages listed above, please send a detailed email to CovidVaccine@co.washington.or.us and someone will try to get back to you as soon as possible. We are receiving more email inquiries than our staff can handle, so it is best if you can try to find your answer on these pages before emailing us. Thank you for understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience.