Vaccine Information

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Page last updated on 7/1/2022

Who can get a vaccine?

Everyone six months and older is eligible for a vaccine. In mid-June, Federal and state health officials authorized a three-dose series of a Pfizer vaccine for children between the ages of six months and four years. They also authorized a two-dose series of a vaccine made by Moderna for children between the ages of six months and five years. Please check with your health care provider to see if you can make an appointment for your baby or toddler to be vaccinated or visit one of the clinics listed below. 

Read Oregon Health Authority information about the authorization for children six months to four years. 

Skip to below for booster eligibility.

Where to get a vaccine or booster

All of the major health systems are providing COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. Other vaccination opportunities include:

Family vaccinated at Beaverton Hoop YMCAIn-home vaccinations: Are you or a loved one who is (5 years or older) unable to get to a vaccine clinic because of a disability or other physical or mental health barrier? See if you qualify for a free in-home vaccination by calling 503-846-8123, emailing us or filling out this form.

Clinics marked with an asterisk (*) offer vaccines for everyone six months and older.

Aloha Community Farmers Market: Takes place every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. Located at 17675 SW Farmington Road.

Beaverton Resource Center*: Takes place every Friday inside the Beaverton Resource Center, 13565 SW Walker Road. No clinic on Friday, July 1. Make an appointment at Project Access Now's website

Forest Grove Farmers Market*: This vaccination clinic is held every Wednesday night from 3-8 p.m., inside the farmers market located at 2030 Main Street in Forest Grove. 

La Mixteca Oaxaca*: This clinic is open every Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. It is located at 1050 SE Walnut Street in Hillsboro. No appointments, ID or health insurance required. Testing also available at this site. Call the Vive NW hotline at 844-291-4970 with questions. 

M&M MarketPlace*: This clinic is located at 346 SW Walnut Street in Hillsboro. It is open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointments, ID or health insurance required. Testing also available at this site. Call the Vive NW hotline at 844-291-4970 with questions.

Neighborhood Health Center*: Locations in Beaverton, Hillsboro and Tanasbourne. You can make an appointment by calling the NHC COVID-19 Hotline at 503-848-5861 or by calling the clinic directly. Find more information at the NHC COVID webpage.  

Tektronix*: This is a walk-up clinic operated by Oregon Health Authority. It is located at 2540 SW Alan Blumlein Way (inside Building 58) in Beaverton. Open Thursday through Saturday from 12-7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. View campus map

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center*: Vaccination, testing and treatment at the Hillsboro 7th Avenue clinic (226 SE 7th Ave) is open to all community members. You don't have to be a Virginia Garcia patient. Testing is drive-thru and vaccination is walk-up. Hours are M-F, 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are encouraged. Find more information at VG's website

Local pharmacies: 

Get Vaccinated Oregon has a vaccine finder on their website.

Still have questions or need language assistance? Call our HelpLine at 503-846-8123. 

Who can get a booster and when?

Everyone 5 years and older is eligible for a booster shot. People 50 and older are eligible for a second booster. Boosters are most important for people at higher risk for severe disease, which includes those age 50 and older and people who are immunocompromised.

You can use this CDC tool to figure out when to get your booster. 

Pfizer or Moderna: If you received your first two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, you can get a booster five months after your second shot.

Johnson & Johnson: If your first and only dose was the J & J vaccine, you can get a Moderna or Pfizer booster two months after your initial shot. In early May 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration limited the use of the J & J vaccine to adults who don't have access to the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, adults for whom the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are not clinically appropriate and adults who elect to receive the J&J vaccine because they would otherwise not receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Read FDA's press release.

Where? Call your health care provider, visit one of the clinics above, make an appointment at a pharmacy, or schedule an appointment at one of several OHSU sites. 

What about boosters for immunocompromised? 

If you are severely or moderately immunocompromised your immune system may not have developed a sufficient immune response after your initial dose(s) of vaccine. That's why the CDC is recommending additional doses and boosters for people who have certain medical conditions. Examples include people receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or blood cancers, those taking immunosuppresant drugs after an organ transplant, and those with advanced or untreated HIV infection.  

The recommendations for boosters differ slightly depending on which brand of vaccine you received for your initial dose. Immunocompromised people 5 and older are eligible for a fourth COVID-19 shot and some are eligible for a fifth shot. 

Talk to your health care provider to find out what is best for you. 

Read CDC's information for immunocompromised people. 

How to get an electronic vaccine card 

You can get an electronic copy of the vaccinations you've received in Oregon that will include the same information that is on your paper card. You do not have to get an electronic copy, this is optional. The card will not be shared with other government agencies and it does not include your address, phone number or social security number. The electronic card is FREE and available in 13 languages. Use this OHA website to obtain your card. Find a video with instructions and learn more in this OHA story.  

Closing the vaccination equity gap 

Washington County is partnering with more than 70 community organizations to close the COVID-19 vaccination equity gap. Our COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Update, submitted to the state on September 28, outlines the progress we have made in the last four months since our first report in May 2021. This includes significant progress vaccinating Black and Latina/o/x adults. However, there is still work to do as vaccination rates in these groups remain significantly lower than in other racial/ethnic groups in the county.  

Washington County was the first county in the state to vaccinate 80% of all adults. Governor Kate Brown congratulated us and partner Adelante Mujeres during a September 22 visit to the mobile vaccination clinic at the Forest Grove Farmers Market. See KGW news story and governor’s news release in English and Spanish.

Read our Vaccine Equity Update in Spanish

How to talk to people about getting the vaccine

Don't give up on your friends and family who haven't been vaccinated against COVID-19. There is a lot of misinformation out there and some people still have questions. In our new video below, hear from people who waited and get advice from Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center's Dr. Eva Galvez on how to talk to people about getting the vaccine. 

Let's bust some myths. Vaccines:

  • Do not contain microchips.
  • Do not alter your DNA.
  • Do not make you magnetic.
  • Do not cause pregnancy or fertility problems.
  • Do not shed (release parts outside of the body).
  • Do not cause you to test positive for COVID-19.
  • Do not infect you with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Read more on the CDC's website.

How much does the vaccine cost?

Nothing! Vaccines are FREE. If you have health insurance, you may be asked to provide that information so the vaccinator can bill your insurance an adminstration fee. 

Are the vaccines safe and effective?

Yes! COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. COVID-19 vaccines were evaluated in tens of thousands of participants in clinical trials. The vaccines met the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) rigorous scientific standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality needed to support emergency use authorization (EUA). On August 23, 2021, the FDA gave full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and older. On January 31, 2022, the FDA gave full approval for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. These vaccines have undergone and will continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. This monitoring includes using both established and new safety monitoring systems to make sure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe. Read more on the CDC's website.

How many people have been vaccinated? How about demographics?

The Oregon Health Authority maintains a vaccination dashboard on their website. In July 2021, OHA updated their race and ethnicity dashboard, which breaks down how many Oregonians age 18+ have been vaccinated.

Additional resources and educational materials

Still have questions?

If you still have questions after reviewing this page and the other web pages listed above, please send an email to CovidVaccine@co.washington.or.us and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.