Appointments fill quickly after Deschutes Co. gets 3,100 COVID vaccines

The Oregon Health Authority on Tuesday allocated 3,140 first-dose COVID-19 vaccines to Deschutes County for this week, and appointments quickly filled.

Beginning at 9 a.m., adults 70 years and older were able to schedule an appointment online or by phone to receive their first-dose vaccine at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center.

By 11 a.m. the appointments were full.

If you are having difficulties signing up online, please watch this video, which outlines the online appointment registration process.

If you do not have access to a computer or do not have someone who can assist you in signing up for an appointment online, please call 541-699-5109.

Staff is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

Please be prepared to wait on hold or call back as this line is experiencing high call volumes.

Those who qualify as Phase 1a or Phase 1b, Group 1 are asked to submit an attestation form online by visiting http://bit.ly/Phase1a1battestation. Staff will reach out to eligible individuals to schedule their vaccine appointment.

Federal Retail Pharmacy Program

Some retail pharmacies in Central Oregon are offering the COVID-19 vaccine to eligible groups through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination. There will not be enough vaccines to vaccinate all eligible Oregonians at these locations due to the limited supply.

Appointments may be available by visiting:
Albertsons/Safeway: http://www.safeway.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html
Costco: https://www.costco.com/covid-vaccine.html
Healthmart: http://www.healthmartcovidvaccine.com/

Vaccine eligibility

Eligible groups include:
● Adults 70 and older
● Phase 1b, Group 1 – Childcare providers, early learning and K-12 educators and staff
● Phase 1a – Details about Phase 1a qualifying groups

 

 

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