Page last updated on 6/15/2021
Get vaccinated by June 27 and you could win big
On May 21, Governor Kate Brown announced "Take Your Shot Oregon." Any Oregonian who has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by June 27 will be eligible to win a prize. There will be one grand prize of $1 million (18 and older), five $100,000 educational scholarships for those ages 12-17, and a $10,000 prize in each county.
The drawing will take place on June 28, with winners announced the following week. More information.
Who can get a vaccine?
Every Oregonian age 12 and up is eligible for a vaccine. Twelve 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.
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.
Where can I get a vaccine?
Oregon Convention Center (OCC):
Get your first dose here and receive a $100 Fred Meyer or Safeway giftcard while they last!
This site is giving first dose Johnson and Johnson shots on June 12, 16, and 19 and then it will close.
The site will continue to offer boosters (second doses) of Pfizer vaccine for those ages 12+ through June 19. You can get your booster at the OCC no matter where you received your first dose.
Walk-ins are welcome or you can schedule an appointment at All4Oregon.org.
OHSU drive-through clinics:
Get your first dose here and receive a $100 Fred Meyer or Safeway giftcard while they last!
Hillsboro Stadium and PDX Airport Red Economy Lot: Drive through or schedule an appointment, find out hours of operation, and see what vaccines are being given on OHSU's website.
PDX Airport: First and second doses will be given at PDX through June 19, then the site will close,
Hillsboro Stadium: First and second doses will be given through June 25, then the site will close. Those who get first doses at the site in June will be scheduled for a second dose at a Hillsboro Medical Center location.
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
Washington County-sponsored community clinics open to public:
- June 15: St. Anthony's Church, 9905 SW McKenzie St., Tigard. Walk in from 3:30-7 p.m. Pfizer (12+). Get a $10 Dutch Bros gift card with first dose.
- June 19: Hillsboro Senior Center, 750 SE 8th Ave. Walk in from 10-11 a.m. Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (18+).
Tektronix/Beaverton: Virginia Garcia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a 2-week, large scale vaccination clinic on the Tektronix campus. The clinic can administer up to 500 vaccinations a day. It will start on Friday, June 18 and run through Friday, July 2. Pfizer and J & J will be available. See Virginia Garcia's website for more details.
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!
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.
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
Once I am fully vaccinated, what can I do?
People who have been fully vaccinated (see Q&A above for what this means) are able to do many things they haven't been able to do since the pandemic started, including going without a mask in most situations. The CDC has more guidance on their webpage.
We also have a lot more information about mask-wearing for vaccinated versus unvaccinated people on our face coverings page.
Are the vaccines safe and effective?
Yes! COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Over 259 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in the United States from December 14, 2020, through May 10, 2021.
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.
How are we doing with regard to Governor Kate Brown's new vaccination goals that will allow counties and the state to lower and eventually eliminate risk levels? Check out the "Governor's Goal" dashboard.
We are still waiting for the Oregon Health Authority to update their data dashboard with county-specific race and ethnicity data. In the meantime, we have developed our own chart based on OHA data. Please click on the image to the right to enlarge it. These data are based on the total population of Washington County, which includes children 11 and under who are not yet eligible for the 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.
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.
As of April 27, 2021, pharmacies are required to offer second/boost doses to people who received their first dose somewhere else.
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 according to the federal schedule. 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
- 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 a detailed email to CovidVaccine@co.washington.or.us and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.