How to get vaccinated
- Call 211 or visit Vaccines.gov to find a vaccination site near you.
Who can get vaccinated?
All Oregonians 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccination is the safest, most effective and reliable way to keep yourself, your family and the community healthy and safe.
The vaccine is currently not available to children under 12 years old
Once the vaccine is approved for children under 12, all Oregonians will have access to a vaccine through a doctor’s office, pharmacy or other location. Vaccination will be the safest, most effective and reliable way to keep yourself, your family and the community healthy and safe from the pandemic.
Until a vaccine is available to everyone, please continue taking actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
Frequently asked questions
As part of our government’s response to COVID-19 several pharmaceutical companies are working on producing a vaccine. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the intent of the vaccine is to support the human body in developing immunity to the virus.
Asante’s goal is to provide you with current information about a COVID-19 vaccination and its distribution when it becomes available.
Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
No, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 does not contain live SARS-CoV-2 virus. Future vaccines in the pipeline such as the one developed by AstraZeneca do contain a live viral vector; others are likely to contain viral components and proteins as well.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
Safety is the number one priority of the CDC and FDA. Clinical trials are used to authorize or license vaccines for use.
The FDA approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 years of age and older on August 23, 2021. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine now goes by the brand name Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee). The vaccine is still available under emergency use authorization for individuals 12 through 15 years of age and for certain immunocompromised individuals to receive a third dose.
In most people, the vaccine causes only mild to moderate, short-lived side effects.
Getting vaccinated is the safest way to protect yourself from COVID-19.
How effective is the COVID-19 vaccine?
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was found to be 95% effective at preventing infection with two doses in Phase 3 clinical trials.
Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine?
The Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine is FDA approved for individuals 16 years of age and older.
The FDA has also authorized emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine for individuals 12 through 15 years of age.
The FDA restricts the third "booster" dose to individuals who are in high risk groups or 65 years of age and older. The third dose can be given at least six months after people get their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine.