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Who Is Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine?

All Oregonians, age 6 months and older, are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.

  • The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are authorized for ages 6 months and older.
  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is authorized for ages 18 and older.
  • Parental consent is needed for children under the age of 15 at Samaritan clinics.

Patients under 15 who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian, must bring a signed form with them. 

How Many Doses of Each Vaccine?

This depends on which vaccine and your age group.

  • Pfizer: 6 months to 4 years receive a three-dose series; 5 years and older receive a two-dose series.

  • Moderna: all ages 6 months and older receive a two dose series.

  • Johnson & Johnson: All adults ages 18 and older receive one dose. 

Booster Doses Recommended for All Three Vaccines


A first booster dose
is authorized for people ages 5 and over. 

  • Pfizer boosters are authorized for ages 5 and up, and recommended at five months after the second dose of the primary series.
  • Moderna boosters are authorized for ages 18 and up, and recommended at five months after the second dose of the primary series.
  • Johnson & Johnson boosters are authorized for ages 18 and up, and recommended at two months after the original dose. Getting a Pfizer or Moderna booster following a Johnson & Johnson vaccine is recommended. 

A second booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is recommended for all people ages 50 and over and immunocompromised people ages 12 and over, at least four months after the first booster.

Additional boosters are recommended for:

  • All adults ages 65 and over. 
  • Adults ages 50 and over with underlying medical conditions. 
  • All immunocompromised people ages 12 and over (Pfizer) or ages 18 and over (Moderna).

National and state health agencies have also authorized “mixing and matching” of the three vaccine brands for boosters, meaning a person may get a booster dose of a different vaccine than they originally received. 

Third Doses for Immunocompromised

A third dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is authorized for moderate or severely immunocompromised patients, given at least 28 days after their second dose. Boosters would then be administered at the appropriate time following the third dose. Read more about this here.

Scroll Down for More Opportunities to Get Vaccinated

Benton County

Samaritan - By Appointment 

Corvallis 

Samaritan Pharmacy - Corvallis, 3521 NW Samaritan Drive, Suite 202

  • Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.

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SamCare Express – Corvallis, 990 NW Circle Blvd., Suite 101 

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Schedule an appointment now.

Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time. If you are running late or need to reschedule, please call 855-441-2311.

Once you have an appointment scheduled, please scroll down to find instructions to read before your appointment. 

Benton County Public Health 

For more information about additional vaccination opportunities, visit Benton County Public Health or call 541-766-6120.

Lincoln County

Samaritan - Drop-in

Vaccines are given without appointments, based on staff availability and current patient volumes.

Lincoln City 

Samaritan Coastal Clinic, 825 NW Hwy. 101, Suite A

  • Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed for lunch from 1 to 2 p.m.

Newport

Samaritan Medical Group Urgent Care - Newport, 705 SW Coast Highway

  • Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

For information about additional appointments in Lincoln County, please visit Lincoln County Public Health or call 541-265-0621.

Linn County

Samaritan - By Appointment

Albany

Geary Street Pharmacy, 1700 Geary St. SE.

Lebanon

Samaritan Pharmacy - Lebanon, 675 N 5th St., in the Samaritan Lebanon Health Center facility.

Please arrive at your scheduled appointment time. If you are running late or need to reschedule, please call 855-441-2311.

Once you have an appointment scheduled, please scroll down to find instructions to read before your appointment.

Samaritan - Drop-in

Brownsville

Samaritan Family Medicine – Brownsville, 157 Spaulding Ave.

  • Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sweet Home 

Sweet Home Family Medicine, 679 Main St.

  • Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For information about additional vaccination opportunities, visit Linn County Public Health or call 800-304-7468.

Other Vaccination Opportunities

Several retail pharmacies throughout Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties are offering COVID-19 vaccinations as well.

Vaccine Safety

How do we know the coronavirus vaccines are safe? The coronavirus vaccines went through very large, rigorous clinical trials.

The clinical trials included up to 40,000 people, which is more than double the size of most vaccine clinical trials. That allowed the pharmaceutical companies to go through the required testing steps in a very short time.

The vaccines have been shown to be safe and very effective at preventing COVID-19 infection, and nearly 100% effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19.