Page last updated on 1/18/2022
Where can I get a vaccine or booster?
All of the major health systems are providing COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. Other vaccination opportunites include:
NEW! Washington Street Conference Center: Operated by Washington County and offers all three vaccines, including boosters and pediatric doses. Located at 102 SW Washington Street in Hillsboro. Hours are Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. The entrance is inside the parking garage on the ground floor.
NEW! Langer's Entertainment Center: Operated by Oregon Health Authority and offers all three vaccines, including boosters and pediatric doses. This is an outdoor drive-through clinic located at 21650 SW Langer Farms Pkwy in Sherwood. Hours are Monday-Saturday from 12-7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tektronix: Operated by the Oregon Health Authority offers all three vaccines, including boosters and pediatric doses. Located at 2540 SW Alan Blumlein Way (inside Building 58) in Beaverton. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 12-7 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Walk-in only, no appointments. The line often extends to the outside, so dress warmly and bring an umbrella. View campus map.
Washington County's Mobile Vaccine Team: The team is in the community five days a week providing vaccinations at schools, shelters and other locations. This schedule lists public clinics only.
Beaverton Resource Center: This clinic takes place on Fridays inside the Beaverton Resource Center, 13565 SW Walker Road. All three vaccines are available, including boosters, third doses and Pfizer vaccines for kids 5-11. Make an appointment at Project Access Now's website.
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers: Vaccination events are open to the community and do not require you to be a Virginia Garcia patient. You do not have to have insurance to receive a vaccine. If you have insurance, bring your card with you. Please make an appointment.
Paisanos Plaza: This clinic operates every Sunday from 1-6 p.m. It is organized by Oregon Health Authority and Vive NW and offers all vaccines and boosters. It is located at 966 SE Oak Street in Hillsboro. No appointments, ID or health insurance required. Questions? Call the Vive NW hotline at 844-291-4970.
- Vaccine Finder website
- Safeway and Albertsons
- Walgreens (or 1-800-WALGREENS)
- Rite Aid
- Fred Meyer
Get Vaccinated Oregon has a vaccine finder on their website.
Still have questions or need language assistance? Call our HelpLine at 1-833-907-3520.
Who can get a vaccine?
Every Oregonian ages five and up is eligible for a vaccine. For Washington County-sponsored clinics and mobile vaccine events, anyone 14 or younger must be accompanied by a parent, a guardian or an adult designated by the parent or guardian. If the parent or guardian does not accompany the child, they must still complete and sign the COVID-19 vaccine consent form and fill out the pre-screening questionnaire. Teens 15 and older do not need to be accompanied by an adult and do not require parental consent in Oregon.
Q&A about pediatric Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11 (Other languages on OHA's website)
Pfizer: Everyone ages 12 and older who is fully vaccinated can get a Pfizer booster five months after their second shot.
Moderna or J&J: Everyone ages 18 and older who is fully vaccinated can get a booster vaccine of their choice. You can get your booster five months after Moderna, and TWO months after J&J.
Where? Call your health care provider, visit one of the clinics above, make an appointment at a phramacy, or schedule an appointment at one of three OHSU sites, including Hillsboro Medical Center and the drive-thru site at the Portland Expo Center.
What about a third dose for immunocompromised?
People who are immunocompromised and may not have developed a sufficient immune response after their first two doses should get a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna. This includes people undergoing treatment for certain cancers, organ transplant recipients taking immune suppressing drugs, and others on immune therapies. Read OHA's Q & A for more information.
Moderately or severely immunocompromised children ages 5–11 should receive an additional primary dose of the Pfizer vaccine 28 days after their second shot.
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. 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.
Do the vaccines protect against variants?
Pfizer, Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to offer strong protection against serious illness, hospitalization and death from the Delta variant. Unvaccinated people are most at risk from getting severely ill or dying from the extremely contagious variant. Read Five Things to Know About the Delta Variant from Yale University. Studies are underway, but vaccines should offer protection against other variants such as Omicron. We recommend getting your booster as soon as you are eligible.
Once I get vaccinated, how long until I am protected?
People are considered fully vaccinated and protected at least two weeks after their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna and at least two weeks after the one-dose J&J vaccine.
How many people have been vaccinated? How about demographics?
The Oregon Health Authority maintains a vaccination dashboard on their website. In July, OHA updated their race and ethnicity dashboard, which breaks down how many Oregonians age 18+ have been vaccinated.
Additional resources and educational materials
- Vaccine and other fact sheets in multiple languages
- COVID-19 resources in American Sign Language
- COVID-19 vaccine development and safety
- Diversity in the COVID-19 vaccine studies
- How the COVID-19 vaccines work
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- What are the differences between the vaccines? How do they work and are they effective? Watch our video featuring one of our epidemiologists.
- If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines in Oregon, you can contact 211 using one of these methods:
- Text ORCOVID to 898211
- Email ORCOVID@211info.org
- Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155.
- TTY: Dial 711 or call 1-866-698-6155.
- CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Website
- Oregon Health Authority's vaccine pages in English and Spanish
- OHA's Vaccine Q&A
Who won the lottery?
Washington County has announced the winners from the "Take Your Shot, Oregon" campaign. Ten adults in our county won $10,000, and five youth ages 12-17 won $20,000 in college scholarships. Read all about the winners and why they chose to get vaccinated.
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.