COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated 05/11/2021

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Vaccine Distribution In Oregon

 

Update 05/03/2021: As of April 19, all people who are 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Appointment availability varies between clinics in Benton County, please see Vaccination Clinics page for information on pre-scheduled and drop-in appointments.

Benton County continues targeted outreach efforts to Phase 1a and Phase 1b eligibility groups. Community members who fall into those categories can call 541-766-6464 for assistance in making an appointment.

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 is open to all Oregonians and information is available in 12 languages.

    • Note: the OHA eligibility tool does not result in an appointment.

  • 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.

Phase 1a and Phase 1b Eligibility Groups 

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 as of 03/01/2021 Group 5 includes people ages 65 and older (65+)

Group 6

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Eligible in Benton County as of 03/22/2021

Individuals within Group 6 include:

  • Adults 45–64 with one or more underlying health conditions with increased risk

  • Migrant and seasonal farm workers

  • Seafood and agricultural workers

  • Food processing workers

  • People living in low-income senior housing, senior congregate and independent living

  • Individuals experiencing houselessness (sheltered and unsheltered)

  • People currently displaced by wildfires

  • Wildland firefighters

  • Pregnant people 16 and older

Group 7

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Eligible in Benton County as of 03/31/2021

Individuals within Group 7 include:

  • Frontline workers as defined by CDC, and their adult household/family members.
  • Individuals living in a multigenerational household Multigenerational household means a household where:
    • People from three or more generations live, such as a home where an elder lives with a parent and grandchild; or
    • An individual or individuals 50 years and older residing with and caring for a relative who is not their own child (i.e. a grandchild, niece or nephew)
  • Adults 16–44 with one or more underlying health conditions

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

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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

 

Click here to access OHA's phasing document

 


 

More information on COVID-19 vaccine

 

Benton County COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon Health Authority