COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated 02/25/2021

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Vaccinations in Benton County

 

Please Note: the COVID-19 Vaccine Survey is not currently available to the General Population

 

Vaccine Assessment Survey

 

As new populations become eligible for vaccination (per OHA guidance), the County will update its vaccine assessment survey to reflect these changes.

The vaccine process in Benton County follows these steps:

  1. Eligible community members complete Benton County’s assessment survey. Those who need assistance with filling out the survey can call the COVID-19 Phone Bank at 541-766-6120.
  2. Community members who fill out the survey will receive confirmation that their survey answers have been received on the next business day. Benton County sends a confirmation email by 6 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays). Surveys received on Friday will receive a confirmation the following business day.
    • If you’ve filled out the vaccine needs assessment survey and haven’t heard from Benton County, please be sure to check your email’s spam/junk/promotions folder.

  3. Benton County prioritizes submissions based on Oregon Health Authority’s phasing criteria.
  4. When vaccines become available, Benton County emails a scheduler link with instructions to schedule both 1st and 2nd doses. It may be several weeks before you receive a scheduling link from Benton County.

Note: Limited vaccine supply means that not every person who is eligible to receive a vaccine will be able to receive a vaccine when they want it.

 

Vaccine Assessment Survey - English

Vaccine Assessment Survey - Spanish


 

Vaccine Distribution In Oregon

 

Update 2/25/2021: On March 1st, 2021, people 65 years of age and older, who haven’t been included in previous priority groups, are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The state and Benton County also continue to prioritize Oregonians in Phase 1a and Phase 1b Group 1 (educators and childcare providers), Group 2 (people 80 and older), Group 3 (people 75 and older), and Group 4 (people 70 and older), while also ensuring newly eligible Oregonians get their first dose of vaccine.

Oregon’s vaccine supply is limited. It is estimated to take until early April 2021 to administer first doses to everyone who is likely to want a vaccine in Groups 1-5 of Phase 1B.

Those who are looking for more information can access the following resources:

  • Getvaccinated.oregon.gov web tool: This tool allows people to determine if they are eligible for a vaccine. The Get Vaccinated Oregon tool will be open to all Oregonians and information will be available in 11 languages.

    • Note: the OHA eligibility tool does not result in an appointment, or completion of the County’s survey.

  • Text and Call Resources: 

    • Oregonians can text ORCOVID to 898211 to get text/SMS updates (English and Spanish only) or email ORCOVID@211info.org.

    • Oregonians can call 211 or 1-866-698-6155, which is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, including holidays. Please be aware that wait times may be long due to high call volumes. There is an option to get a call back rather than wait on hold (in English and Spanish). Free interpretation is available for all other languages. TTY: Dial 711 or call 1-866-698-6155.

Please Note: Meeting our vaccination goals depends on getting enough vaccine supply from the state and federal government.

Currently Eligible Populations 

PHASE 1B

Group Eligibility Date Description

Group 1 

Please click here for more specific information on who is included in Group 1

Eligible as of 01/25/2021

Group 1 includes public and private K-12 educators and staff, early childhood educators, child care providers and staff.

Group 2

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Eligible as of 02/08/2021

 

Group 2 includes people ages 80 and older (80+)

 

Group 3

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Eligible as of 02/15/2021 Group 3 includes people ages 75 and older (75+)

Group 4

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Eligible as of 02/22/2021 Group 4 includes people ages 70 and older (70+)

Group 5

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Eligible on 03/01/2021 Group 5 includes people ages 65 and older (65+)

PHASE 1A

All phase 1a groups eligible as of January, 2021.

Group Description

Group 1

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Group 1 includes, but is not limited to:

  • Health care personnel (HCP) working in:
    • Hospitals
    • Emergency medical services
    • Urgent care settings
    • Skilled nursing and memory care facilities
    • Tribal health programs
  • First responders
  • Residents of skilled nursing and memory care facilities

Group 2 

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Individuals within Group 2 include, but are not limited to health care personnel (HCP), residents, all staff and contractors at:

  • Residential and congregate care facilities
  • Hospice programs
  • Behavioral health mobile crisis care services
  • Secure transport services
  • Correctional settings

Group 3

Please click here for more specific information on who is included in Group 3

Group 3 includes, but is not limited to:

  • Outpatient settings that serve specific high-risk groups
  • In-home groups
  • In-home daycare
  • Day treatment services
  • Non-emergency medical transportation personnel

Group 4

Please click here for more specific information on who is included in Group 4

Group 4  includes, but is not limited to:

  • All other outpatient workers
  • All other public health workers
  • Early learning sites
  • Death care workers

 

OHA Vaccine Phased Distribution Graphic

Still unsure if you're eligible?

Oregon Health Authority has created a vaccine eligibility tool to help the community better understand if they are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine under current guidelines.

Please Note: The OHA eligibility tool does not result in an appointment, or completion of the County’s survey.

 


 

More information on COVID-19 vaccine

 

Benton County COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon Health Authority

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Benton County's Vaccine Process