Oregon is inching closer to the 70 percent vaccinated mark—we're currently at 68.6 percent—but the search for a shot is starting anew for anyone who got their second dose of Pfizer more than six months ago and is in a high-risk population, as classified this week by the CDC.
You're booster eligible right now if you're a part of the Pfizer pfamily and meet one or all of the following criteria:
- 65 years and older
- Living in a long term health care facility
- Younger than 65 years old and have an underlying medical condition
- Living and/or working in an environment that has a higher risk of exposure and transmission of COVID-19
The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccine recipients currently are not eligible to receive boosters, but that could change within weeks.
“We don’t anticipate any challenges who those who qualify and want to get the Pfizer booster, or for anyone who is currently unvaccinated who wants any of the doses of the three available vaccines,” Rachael Banks, public health director for Oregon Health Authority, said on Tuesday. “The larger concern is ensuring the capacity of clinics, pharmacies, local public health systems and other vaccinators to manage the logistics of serving vaccination sites.”
Site like the mass clinics at the Oregon Convention Center and the Portland airport, where booster seekers got doses one and two, have long since shuttered. Instead, eligible recipients can check out their local Fred Meyer, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, or similar pharmacies for availability; many have hours that stretch beyond tbhe typical 9-to-5 workday. They can also search their specific zip code for local vaccination sites at getvaccinated.oregon.gov.
Officials recommend that those looking for a booster shot call their health care provider or local vaccine location first, because clinics may be short-staffed.
Below is an incomplete list of locations in the Portland area where those seeking a booster can receive their third dose.
Beaverton Wellness Clinic, 2725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd Suite 200: 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Mon–Fri, no appointment necessary but call (503) 214-1674 if you prefer an appointment.
OHSU Pharmacy, 15700 SW Greystone Ct. – 8 a.m.–4:30 pm Mon–Fri, call (971) 262-9110 for availability.
CVS Pharmacy, 10775 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway: 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Mon–Fri, available through walk in and appointments
Walgreens, 1950 NE Burnside RD: 5 a.m.–7 p.m. Mon–Fri, walk ins or appointments available
Fred Meyer Pharmacy, 2947 Burnside RD: 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Mon–Fri, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun, walk-ins accepted
Walmart Pharmacy, 7650 NE Shaleen St: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon–Fri, walk-ins or appointments available
Clackamas Town Center, 12000 SE 82nd Ave, Suite #203 (second floor near Dick’s): 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Thu–Fri, walk ins welcome but scheduling preferred at this link.
Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, 519 15th St: 3–7 p.m. Thu, appointment recommended—call (503) 216-3280, option 1.
Fabric Depot, 700 SE 122nd Ave.: 8:30 a.m.–Noon & 1:15–5:30 p.m. Tue, Wed, Sat, no appointment necessary
LECARE Pharmacy COVID -19 vaccination clinic, 1619 NE 42nd Ave: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Mon–Sat, no appointment needed
IRCO Mid-County, 10301 NE Glisan St.: 2:30–5 p.m. Fri, call 503.988.8939 or multco.is/letsgetvaccinated before you go
OHSU Pharmacy (Center for Health and Healing Building 1), 3303 S Bond Avenue, room 1150: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon–Fri, no appointment necessary but must arrive one hour before closing
OSHU Pharmacy (Center for Health and Healing building 2), 3485 S Bond Avenue, Room 1090: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon–Fri, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Sat–Sun, no appointments necessary but must arrive one hour before closing
Walgreen’s Pharmacy, 13939 SW Pacific Highway: 6 a.m.–7 p.m. Mon–Fri, walk-in and scheduling available at (503) 670-9812