Washington County moved to “Lower Risk” on Friday, May 21Update June 7, 2021
Washington County Key messages
- As of June 3, Oregon had achieved a 66.2 percent vaccination rate, with 127,308 more adults needing to receive a first dose to reach the 70 percent goal. Once that goal is met, the governor's office said most restrictions will be lifted and the state will "move away from a state-led emergency COVID-19 response effort, shifting focus to pandemic recovery and supporting local public health and health care providers with resources."
- Washington County had the second highest vaccination rate for 16 plus (having at least one shot) in the state, second only to Benton County.
- Vaccine opportunities can be found here: www.co.washington.or.us/vaccine and www.co.washington.or.us/vacuna pages.
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Washington County Vaccine Information
On May 21, Governor Kate Brown announced "Take Your Shot Oregon." Anyone who has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by June 27 will be eligible to win a prize. There will be one grand prize of $1 million (18 and older), five $100,000 educational scholarships for those ages 12-17, and a $10,000 prize in each county. The drawing will take place on June 28, with winners announced the following week.Who can get a vaccine?
Every Oregonian age 12 and up is eligible for a vaccine. Twelve to 14 year-olds must be accompanied by either a parent, guardian or someone designated by the parent. If someone other than a parent or guardian accompanies the 12 to 14-year-old, they will need to provide proof of parental/guardian consent.
Proof of consent is either:
- A signed consent form (available in English and Spanish on the All4OR.org site)
- A written or typed note that includes the parent/guardians name, relationship to the young adult, their date of birth, a statement saying they consent to young adult being vaccinated and the parent/guardian signature.
Fifteen and older do not need to be accompanied and do not require parental consent in the state of Oregon.
- Oregon COVID-19 Vaccine Spotter locates vaccines in pharmacies, this is a great tool as more vaccines are reaching communities this way.
- Washington County-Sponsored Community Clinics: WA County updates this section as scheduling links for future clinics become available.
- Clackamas County COVID-19 Vaccine posts vaccine clinics available throughout Clackamas County.
- Oregon Convention Center: Sign up here and you will be sent an invitation when a vaccine is available to you.
- Safeway and Albertsons
- Walgreens (or 1-800-WALGREENS)
- Rite Aid
- Fred Meyer
For more information:
- Video: What are the differences between the vaccines? How do they work and are they effective? (Watch the video featuring one of Washington County’s epidemiologists)
- COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon
- En Espanol
One Year Later
Tigard’s Emergency Management Coordinator remains focused on COVID-19, is working to bring available vaccine to the community
Fresh off two community COVID-19 vaccine clinics, Mike Lueck can finally start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
As the City of Tigard’s Emergency Management Coordinator, Lueck has been focused on one thing for the last year: doing whatever he can to slow the spread of the virus in Tigard and protect people against it.
"At the beginning, I thought it was going to be short lived." Lueck said, looking back to the spring of 2020. "It was slow moving at the beginning. There were not a lot of answers to a lot of Emergency Management questions." Read more...