Benton County continues to offer the updated COVID-19 bivalent booster at upcoming vaccine events

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Friday, September 30, 2022

The Benton County Health Department continues to work with community partners to offer COVID-19 bivalent booster events throughout the county. This updated vaccine is a bivalent mRNA vaccine, which means it teaches your immune system how to target not only the original strain of COVID-19 but also the omicron strain. 

Those 12 years and older, with at least 2 months since completing the primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine or receiving a booster (no matter what brand received or how many boosters have been received), are eligible to receive an updated booster dose. 

Shipments of the bivalent vaccine have continued to arrive, and supply has stabilized for vaccine events this month. The Pfizer vaccine is readily available, but due to production and shipping delays the Moderna vaccine supply is still very limited. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are safe and effective, and anyone 18 years or older can receive either brand regardless of what brands they may have received before.

Here is the schedule and details for upcoming booster events. Vaccines available while supplies last, no appointment is needed at any of these events:

Corvallis 

  • ​Location: Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd Street
    • Saturday and Sunday, October 8 - 9, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Monday through Thursday, October 10 - 13, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Drive-thru event, pedestrian/cyclists also welcome
    • Only the bivalent booster for 12+ available at this event
       
  • Location: Oregon State University, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way
    • Monday through Friday October 10 - 14, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Only the bivalent booster for 12+ available at this event
       
  • Location: Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis, 1112 NW Circle Boulevard 
    • Sunday, October 23, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Only the bivalent booster available at this event
    • Free COVID-19 test kits will be available to take home

Philomath

  • Location: Clemens Primary School Cafeteria, 535 S 19th Street
    • Friday, October 21, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Only the bivalent booster available at this event
    • Free COVID-19 test kits will be available to take home

Monroe

  • Location: Monroe High School Commons, 365 N 5th Street
    • Saturday, October 22, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Only the bivalent booster available at this event
    • Free COVID-19 test kits will be available to take home

The COVID-19 vaccine is free, safe, and effective. No identification or health insurance is required. All events are wheelchair accessible. To request additional accommodations, please call 541-766-6120. For more information visit: https://bit.ly/BentonCoGov-VaccinationEvents.