Frontline Workers Now Eligible For Covid-19 Vaccine In Oregon
Updated: Jul 7, 2022
“Frontline workers have faced an incredibly challenging set of circumstances for over a year and have made our communities and our state run. Oregon’s unions are glad to finally see eligibility for vaccination extended to cover all frontline workers in Oregon, and we encourage everyone who is eligible to sign up and get this critically important vaccination.“ Graham Trainor, President, Oregon AFL-CIO
As of Monday, April 5, all frontline workers in Oregon as defined by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s what you need to know if you qualify as a frontline worker:
Eligible Oregonians can go to covidvaccine.oregon.gov to check for vaccine information in their communities, register on the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool, and check for county-specific information. Scheduling appointments is not currently available at covidvaccine.oregon.gov but there are links to Local Public Health Authorities and mass vaccination sites for appointments.
Frontline workers should check the box stating they are frontline workers when they register in the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool.
Frontline workers will be given priority for links to open appointments for a period of time after their eligibility opens on April 5. Frontline workers can also get help by texting ORCOVID to 898211 (English and Spanish only) or emailing ORCOVID@211info.org (language help available).
If you can’t get your COVID-19 vaccine question answered on the website, by text, or by email, you can call 211 or 1-866-698-6155, which is toll-free and open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, including holidays. There may be wait times due to high call volume.
For pharmacies, eligible Oregonians can make vaccine appointments directly on their websites. Pharmacies will screen for eligibility. For a list of where and how to find COVID-19 vaccines, please click here.