Good Shepherd vaccinations

Christina Garcia, right, receives her first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine from Sharon Waldern during a vaccination clinic at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. Garcia, who works as a caregiver, said she had been anxiously waiting to get her vaccine. “I was really excited to be able to get it today,” she said.

Umatilla County Public Health has released a schedule for COVID-19 vaccinations that runs through the end of April.

The department also announced that vaccines planned for Friday, Feb. 19, were not available due to weather. That clinic is postponed to Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 2260 S.E. Court Ave. in Pendleton. People who made a vaccine appointment for the Feb. 19 clinic should show up at the same time Feb. 24 instead.

The county released the following clinic schedule for vaccines:

  • Feb. 26, Hermiston drive-thru, second doses only
  • March 4 Pendleton drive-thru, first and second doses
  • March 5 Pendleton drive-thru, first and second doses
  • March 10 Pendleton by appointment, second doses only
  • March 11 Milton-Freewater drive-thru, first and second doses
  • March 12 Pendleton drive-thru, first and second doses
  • March 25 Milton-Freewater drive-thru, first and second doses
  • March 26 Pendleton drive-thru, first and second doses
  • April 2 Pendleton drive-thru, second doses (first doses may be available depending on allocation)
  • April 8 Milton-Freewater drive-thru, second doses (first doses may be available depending on allocation)
  • April 9 Pendleton drive-thru, second doses (first doses may be available depending on allocation)
  • April 22 Milton-Freewater drive-thru, second doses (first doses may be available depending on allocation)
  • April 23 Pendleton drive-thru, second doses (first doses may be available depending on allocation)

Residents eligible for the vaccine can check bit.ly/ucohealthcovidvaccine on Mondays at 8 a.m. for open appointment slots for the upcoming week.

Good Shepherd Health Care System will offer COVID-19 vaccinations each Thursday. Signups for the week will open each Monday at 8 a.m. According to the news release, more information will be posted to the Good Shepherd Health Care System and Umatilla County Health websites later.

Mirasol Family Health Center will offer COVID-19 vaccination by appointment. Existing patients may schedule appointments by calling 541-567-1717. Individuals who are not established patients may email mirasol@yvfwc.org to be added to the appointment waitlist.

Safeway pharmacies in Hermiston, Pendleton and Milton-Freewater are now offering limited COVID-19 vaccination by appointment through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership. People can schedule an appointment at www.safeway.com/COVID-19.

Oregonians age 70 and older became eligible on Monday, Feb. 22. Those age 65 and up become eligible on Monday, March 1. Educators, childcare workers, health care workers, first responders, incarcerated individuals and those living in congregate care settings are already eligible.

The state has determined that people with underlying health conditions and frontline workers essential to the functioning of society will be in line next after those over age 65, but has not yet announced details of a timeline and what conditions or jobs will qualify.

Umatilla County Public Health has asked that people stop calling its offices about vaccine appointments and instead watch the department’s website and Facebook page, the Oregon Health Authority vaccine website or call 211 for information about the vaccine.

eligibility. Oregon residents can register at covidvaccine.oregon.gov to receive alerts about vaccine eligibility.

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