Vaccines for Oregon Seniors
Beginning yesterday, February 8, seniors 80 and older are eligible to receive their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and can make an appointment using the OHA eligibility tool at https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/.

The Oregonian reported that all vaccine appointments until February 16 were filled within 2.5 hours of the scheduling tool going live Monday morning. If you missed this window, you can take the time now to get comfortable with the online sign-up platform and be ready to sign up when new appointments become available.

To use the tool, click the orange icon on the bottom right of the webpage linked above, or scroll down to where it says "Let's Get Started" to begin answering eligibility questions. After the questions, you will be directed to a link to sign up for a vaccination appointment if you are eligible.

You may want to help a senior in your life go through the registration steps online. If you want to help drive a senior to either the Oregon Convention Center or the Portland Airport, please be sure to wear a snug-fitting mask the entire time, and keep windows open to lower the risk of giving them the virus.

For assistance, you can contact the CNS Covid-19 Outreach and Services team at covid19@nevehshalom.org or call 971-990-5652.

For more help:
Text ORCOVID to 898211
Email ORCOVID@211info.org
Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155


Please keep in mind that every senior will be able to get a vaccine, but most seniors will not be able to get immunized for many weeks. There are more than 750,000 people aged 65 or older. While Oregon has already vaccinated more than 100,000 people aged 60 and older, state health officials estimate it will take until mid-April to vaccinate more than 7 in 10 Oregon seniors.