The Morrow County Public Health Department is partnering with state and federal officials to hold several COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the coming weeks.
Morrow County Commissioner Melissa Lindsay said that the county is expecting to receive more than 2,000 doses for the clinics.
Officials with the Oregon Health Authority and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are assisting the health department in providing free Johnson & Johnson vaccines to those who live or work in Morrow County at the clinics, according to a press release. No health insurance is required.
Those eligible for the vaccine in Oregon include frontline workers as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people from multigenerational households, people over age 16 with an underlying health condition that places them at risk, as well as all people previously eligible for the vaccine.
The first clinic will be held at the SAGE Center, 101 Olsen Road N.E., Boardman, on April 5 and 6 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and April 7 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The second clinic will be held at AC Houghton Elementary School, 1105 N. Main Ave., Irrigon, on April 9 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and April 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The third clinic will be held at the Morrow County Fairgrounds, 74473 Highway 74, Heppner, on April 12 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and April 13 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.