COVID-19 Vaccine Information - Asante

Where to get vaccinated

With vaccinations now widely available, Asante’s high throughput vaccination clinics have now closed.

Call 211 or visit Vaccines.gov to find a vaccination site near you.

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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 authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) based on two months of safety data. In most people, the vaccine causes only mild to moderate, short-lived side effects. Pfizer must collect six months of data to apply for full approval.

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 FDA has authorized emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in people 12 and older.