Starting Feb. 8, people age 80 and older can begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The Oregon Health Authority is committed to getting all older Oregonians vaccinated. There will be more seniors who want to get vaccinated than there will be vaccines available to them.
When will you be eligible?
Everyone 65 and older will be eligible for vaccine by the end of February. Here are dates that each age group becomes eligible for the vaccine:
Next week, OHA will launch a new tool that will allow people to determine if they are eligible for a vaccine and register to get email alerts or text notifications about vaccine events in their area. The tool will be open to all Oregonians and information will be available in 11 languages. We will provide information about how to access the tool in Coronavirus Update after it goes live. In the meantime, Oregonians can:
- Visit covidvaccine.oregon.gov
- Text ORCOVID to 898211
- Email ORCOVID@211info.org
- Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155 (TTY: dial 711 or call 1-866-698-6155)
Pre-Registration Opens For COVID-19 Vaccine
Lane County Public Health has opened up pre-registration for COVID-19 vaccination– to all members of the public. Officials say since the roll out Thursday morning, people have enrolled at a rate of 5,000 every 30 minutes.
The pre-registration information effort will build a centralized database. This will help health partners reach out and schedule those wishing to be vaccinated.
There is a reminder that vaccine availability remains limited—even among those who are currently eligible for a shot.
Right now, internet access is required to pre-register on the online portal. Officials say if you have a friend or loved one who does not have internet access or has difficulty navigating the internet, consider assisting them in pre-registering online.
Phone pre-registration will be available in coming days.
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