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Deschutes County to receive nearly 7,800 COVID-19 vaccine doses for next week

Oregon National Guard citizen-soldiers have been helping give COVID-19 vaccines at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond
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Oregon National Guard citizen-soldiers have been helping give COVID-19 vaccines at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond

Not just frontline workers, but their family members eligible to get one

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Oregon Health Authority has allocated 7,780 first-dose COVID-19 vaccines to Deschutes County for next week, officials said Friday. Vaccine appointments will be scheduled using Central Oregon’s vaccine pre-registration system.

Invitations to schedule vaccine appointments will be sent to eligible residents who have pre-registered, starting Friday. Additional appointment invitations will be sent on Sunday.

The state announced Friday that family members (age 16 or older) of frontline workers are now eligible for the vaccine. Family members of frontline workers will be able to pre-register for vaccine appointments (or submit a new pre-registration form), starting on Monday. 

As a reminder, vaccine appointments are required at the Mass Vaccination Clinic, at the county fairgrounds in Redmond.

More than 3,500 residents will receive second-dose vaccines at the Mass Vaccination Clinic next week.

Residents who have not yet pre-registered are encouraged to pre-register today at www.centraloregoncovidvaccine.com. Pre-registration is open to all residents, even those who are not currently eligible to receive a vaccine.

Those who pre-register will be contacted by email and text with a link to schedule their vaccine appointment when they are eligible and a dose is available for them. If you have already pre-registered, you do not need to pre-register again, unless your eligibility information has changed (new job, etc.).

Residents who are unable to pre-register online can call (541) 699-5109 for assistance. Staff are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends. Please be prepared to wait on hold or call back as this line is experiencing high call volumes. Individuals who pre-register by phone will receive a call to schedule their vaccine appointment when a vaccine is available for them.

Local Pharmacy Vaccine Availability

Some 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. Appointment availability changes frequently. Appointments may be available by visiting https://vaccinefinder.org.

Fred Meyer pharmacies offer limited appointments to eligible residents. For information about appointments and scheduling, visit the Fred Meyer scheduling portal at https://www.fredmeyer.com/rx/covid-eligibility.

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Mosaic Medical is providing limited vaccine appointments to patients who meet expanded eligibility criteria. Current Mosaic Medical patients may visit: https://www.mosaicmedical.org/covid-19-vaccine-scheduling.shtml.

La Pine Community Health Center Clinic is providing limited vaccine appointments to patients who meet eligibility requirements. La Pine Community Health Center patients may visit: https://www.lapinehealth.org/covid-19/.

Vaccine eligibility

Eligible groups include:

  • Phase 1B, Group 7
  • Phase 1B, Group 6
  • Adults 65 and older
  • Phase 1B, Group 1
  • Phase 1A

Central Oregonians in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties can pre-register for the vaccine online at www.centraloregoncovidvaccine.com.

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine in Central Oregon
 
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  1. Its pretty wide open now, i know a bunch of relatively low risk folks who got appointment emails this week and were vaccinated today, and thats still with a lower number of doses arriving than next week apparently

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