Good News: Oregon COVID vaccines for seniors start Monday
Starting Monday, Oregon will being vaccinating senior members of the public, as the vaccine rollout enters Phase 1B. Previously, vaccines had been initially distributed to health care and other essential workers.
Beginning Monday, Feb. 8, people age 80 and older can begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Seniors 65 and older will be eligible for vaccine by the first week of March.
Each week in February, and early March, a new subset of seniors becomes eligible for their first shot. Oldest seniors first.
February 8, 2021- 80 and older
February 15, 2021 – 75 and older
February 22, 2021 – 70 and older
March 1, 2021 – 65 and older
What should you do?
Next week, the Oregon Health Authority will launch a new tool to help people determine if they are eligible for a vaccine, and register to get email alerts or text notifications about vaccine events in their area.
The tool will be open to all Oregonians and information will be available in 11 languages.
Ways to sign up for vaccine info:
We’ll have more info about how to access the tool on Monday after it goes live. In the meantime you can sign up for alerts here:
Text ORCOVID to 898211
Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155 (TTY: dial 711 or call 1-866-698-6155)
We’ll keep you posted about additional vaccine info as soon as it’s available.