Day: March 19, 2021

Oregon Health Authority excited to announce changes to Oregon’s vaccine schedule

Welcome news on vaccine eligibility: What you need to know

Today, we are excited to announce changes to Oregon’s vaccine eligibility schedule based on new information about increased allocation from the federal government. 

As of now, about 58 percent of Oregonians age 65 and older have been vaccinated. We are on a trajectory to vaccinate more than seven out of 10 older adults by March 29, which is the next date that new groups become eligible statewide.

There is more good news: Some counties are ready to move on to the next eligibility groups. We don’t want appointment slots to go unfilled if areas have reached critical mass on currently eligible people. Next week, we will offer counties the opportunity to confirm that they are ready to move on to Phase 1B, Group 6 to ensure available vaccine doses are reaching Oregonians. In addition, next week we will begin vaccinations for migrant and seasonal farmworkers who are currently out in the fields working.

On April 19, more people become eligible for vaccination in Oregon. If we receive the promised 250,000 or more prime doses per week, we expect to have enough to begin to make vaccinations available to everyone 16 and older in Oregon by May 1. 

We expect to see bottlenecks as each group becomes eligible. Again, not everyone will be able to get vaccinated right away. But if the doses come through, we’ll get through it. We will still ask for your patience.

Don’t forget to go to, sign up for notifications in the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool, and make your plan to get vaccinated.

You can view the news conference here. Click on the graphic below to see all eligibility groups. For more details, including definitions of increased risk and frontline workers, see the full infographic.

This bulletin was provided by The Oregon Health Authority and Department of Human Services on 03/19/21

Oregon Health Authority Announces Launch of new ‘How to Find a Vaccine’ webpages

Today, they launched a new page to help you get vaccinated. The new “How to Find a Vaccine” page – available in English and in Spanish – guides you through the process, identifying: 

  • Who can get a vaccine. 
  • Why to create a Get Vaccinated Oregon account. 
  • Where to find a vaccine, including links to the CDC Vaccine Finder, pharmacy options and your local public health authority. 

It also includes information about preparing for a vaccine appointment and what you can expect afterward.  

They also published refreshed versions of and to make them easier to navigate.

As they learn more about updates to eligibility groups and other resources, these pages will be updated.