Clackamas County is hosting a series of Covid-19 vaccination clinics throughout the county, starting March this week, with locations that include the Clackamas Town Center mall, Clackamas Community College (Wilsonville campus), Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Molalla High School and Sandy High School.
All vaccination clinics are by appointment only and available to Clackamas County residents who are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. You can schedule an appointment online by visiting clackamas.us/coronavirus/vaccine.
If you do not have access to a computer, call 503-655-8224 for assistance in setting up an appointment. Slots are filling quickly, with several locations already maxed out within hours of the county’s announcement.
“We will host more vaccination clinics as we obtain more vaccines,” the county said. “We will announce additional vaccination clinics on our website and social media networks once they are scheduled.”
At your appointment, please bring a photo ID, wear a mask and observe physical distancing guidelines. Insurance information will be collected at the time of appointment. Uninsured individuals will not be turned away.
No one, insured or uninsured, will be charged for the vaccine, Clackamas County said.
“Everyone welcome, regardless of immigration status,” the county said in the release. “Your information will be kept confidential.”
These local vaccine clinics are for currently eligible Clackamas County residents, which include Phase 1a (first responders, front-line health care workers, long-term care residents and staff) and Phase 1b (which includes public school educators and adults 65 and older).
Last Friday, Governor Kate Brown announced accelerated vaccination timelines if a county has largely finished vaccinating seniors.
However, only 50% of seniors in Clackamas County have been vaccinated, so it does not qualify for accelerated vaccine eligibility. Additional groups are expected to become eligible in Clackamas County by March 29.
Those interested in taking the vaccine may also register with the state at getvaccinated.oregon.gov to be notified of appointments when they are available for your eligibility group.
More than 1 million Oregonians had received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as of Wednesday, including 90,772 in Clackamas County. Both numbers represent slightly less than one-quarter of the total population of each.
Herd immunity is expected to be reached once at least 75-80% of a given population has immunity.
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