Appointments for 65+ for the week of March 8, 2021
Deschutes County will call eligible residents who have completed the county's Vaccination Interest Form to schedule appointments directly, until appointments are filled. Staff will begin calling residents on Monday, March 8.
When Can I Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?
St. Charles Health System is working with Deschutes County Health Services, along with state and federal officials on this complex vaccination program. We will distribute vaccines according to Oregon Health Authority criteria.
The community vaccination process will take several months to complete. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work toward vaccinating as many people as possible.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be available by appointment only at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center. Crook and Jefferson counties are coordinating vaccination efforts in their communities. Currently, the supply of vaccines available is very limited. Appointments may not be immediately available. We appreciate your patience as we work through the process of getting vaccines into our communities.
Health considerations before you schedule your appointment:
- If you have had a severe allergic reaction to any vaccine or injectable therapy (intramuscular, intravenous, or subcutaneous), please tell the care team when you come in for your vaccination.
- If you have a severe allergic reaction to the first COVID-19 vaccine, you should not receive the second booster vaccine at this time.
- If you had COVID-19 in the past 90 days, you may choose to defer the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. Reinfection is uncommon in the 90 days after the initial infection. Please note: You must have recovered from COVID-19 at the time you receive the vaccine.
- If you received monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma as part of COVID-19 treatment, you should defer the vaccine for at least 90 days after treatment.
- If you are immunocompromised, please talk to your healthcare provider before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
- If you are pregnant, suspect you are pregnant, or are breastfeeding, please talk to your pregnancy health care provider before receiving the vaccine.
Who is getting vaccinated right now?
We are currently vaccinating people in all groups in Phase 1a and Group 1 of Phase 1b and Oregon residents aged 65+ and older.
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