COVID-19 Vaccine Information - Asante

How to get vaccinated

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

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Who can get vaccinated?

All Oregonians 5 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccination is the safest, most effective and reliable way to keep yourself, your family and the community healthy and safe. But because not everyone is vaccinated, please continue taking actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

Frequently asked questions

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. None of the vaccines approved in the United States contains a live virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus. Learn how mRNA vaccines work.

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 Aug. 23, 2021. The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine now goes by the brand name Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee). This vaccine is now available for all Oregonians age 5 and older.

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 5 years of age and older. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been approved for adults 18 and older.

Who should get a booster shot?

Booster shots are recommended for adults age 18 and older at least six months after completing the initial vaccination series for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Teens age 16-17 who got the Pfizer vaccines may also get a booster. Adults 18 and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are advised to get a booster after two months.

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Current COVID-19 hospitalizations

This infographic is updated Monday through Friday to show the total number of patients hospitalized, in critical care, on ventilators and deaths by age group and vaccination status.

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