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Deschutes County’s 3,140 70+ COVID vaccine appointments filled up in just 2 hours

(Update: All available vaccine appointments taken)

County receives 3,140 first-dose vaccines; Phase 1a, educators also eligible

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Oregon Health Authority was allocated 3,140 first-dose COVID-19 vaccines to Deschutes County for this week, so the county on Tuesday scheduled vaccination appointments for those 70 and over.

It took just two hours to fill all the appointment slots.

"Appointments for adults 70 and older are now full," the 11 a.m. update said. "We expect to have information about next week's doses on Friday."

"When appointment availability reopens, we expect to begin scheduling appointments for adults ages 65 and older," scheduled to begin statewide next Monday.

As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, 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 in Redmond.

(Earlier info:)

To schedule a vaccine appointment for adults 70 and older:

  • The easiest and fastest way to sign up for an appointment is to schedule online at
  • 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 are 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. 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:


Vaccine eligibility

Eligible groups include:

Central Oregonians in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties can sign up here to be notified when they are eligible to receive the vaccine.
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine in Central Oregon

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  1. Took me five minutes to make an appt for this Friday. Not the greatest scheduler; it crashed once while I was on, and it is kind of glitchy and not intuitive, but I am pretty computer savvy and persisted.

  2. I feel sorry for the 70 year olds that were interviewed on TV. They both look more like 80 which means they probably have some preexisting conditions. Maybe the county should have another sign up day next week for these guys so they can get ahead of the 65 year olds.

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