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COVID-19 Vaccines Available Near You

Samaritan joins our county public health departments and local pharmacies to offer COVID-19 vaccination to our community. 

All Oregonians 12 and Older Eligible for Vaccination

Samaritan Health Services is working with county public health departments to administer coronavirus vaccines under the direction of the Oregon Health Authority. All people over the age of 12 are eligible for coronavirus vaccination in Oregon.

MyChart Accounts Are Encouraged

If you don’t have a MyChart account, we encourage you to set one up today. By providing your email address as a contact method in MyChart, you are also ensuring you are on Samaritan’s email list for vaccine communications and other important public health messages.

The Oregon Health Authority

The Oregon Health Authority  vaccine webpage offers a wealth of information on the coronavirus vaccines.

For information about vaccination in Samaritan’s three-county service area, visit

What Can I Expect When I Get the Vaccine?

Once vaccine is available, here is what you can expect:

  • Pfizer and Moderna: Each person will need two doses of the vaccine, 21 to 28 days apart, depending on the vaccine, for it to be effective.
  • Johnson & Johnson: Each person only needs to receive one dose of this vaccine. 
  • All three of these vaccines have been shown to be nearly 100% effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19. 
  • The immune response to the vaccines in the clinical trials have included, for some people, a short period of fever, headaches, fatigue and muscle aches.
  • There have not been serious safety concerns identified with these vaccines. 

Vaccine Safety

How do we know the coronavirus vaccines are safe?

Each of the vaccines that have been authorized for emergency use by the FDA underwent large clinical trials which included up to 40,000 people - more than double the size of most vaccine clinical trials. That allowed the pharmaceutical companies to go through all of the required testing steps in a very short time.

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How You Can Help!

Volunteers are essential to our ability to offer mass vaccination events in our communities. Volunteers are needed to help check people in, administer vaccine, observe individuals following vaccination as well as parking and crowd control.

If you’re interested in partnering with Samaritan to provide top-quality patient care, Samaritan Foundations would be honored to work with you on a gift to your local hospital.

Let us know if you have any questions.