COVID-19 Vaccines: Information and Appointments

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Additional doses, booster shots and off-label shots

There is no need to call OHSU clinics about additional doses, booster shots or off-label shots. OHSU will share more information here as it becomes available.

Additional vaccine doses: The FDA has approved a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for people with weakened immunity. OHSU is contacting eligible patients. Pharmacies at OHSU (Pfizer only) and in the community have doses. Additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are not yet approved. Learn more about additional doses.

Vaccine booster shots: The FDA and CDC have not yet approved booster shots. The FDA may make a decision soon. On Sept. 17, an FDA panel recommended approval of booster shots for people who are 65 or older or who are at high risk for COVID-19. The FDA usually follows the recommendations of its panel. When shots are approved, OHSU will make them available. Learn more about booster shots.

Off-label shots: The FDA gave the Pfizer vaccine full approval for ages 16 and older (Pfizer is approved for ages 12-15 under emergency authorization). Though providers may now use the vaccine “off-label” (without specific FDA approval), OHSU is not offering off-label shots. OHSU will offer booster shots, and shots for children younger than 12, when the FDA approves them. Learn more about children and vaccines.

Questions? Need help?

  • Call your OHSU clinic or reach our call center at 833-647-8222, weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Comuníquese con nuestro centro de atención llamando al 833-647-8222, de lunes a viernes, de 8 a. m. a 5 p. m.
  • Hãy liên lạc tổng đài của chúng tôi theo số 833-647-8222 , các ngày trong tuần 8 giờ sáng đến 5 giờ chiều
  • С нашим колл-центром можно связаться по номеру 833-647-8222 в будние дни с 8 a.m. до 5 p.m.
  • تواصل مع مركز الاتصالات الخاص بنا على الرقم 8222-647-833 ، طوال أيام العمل الأسبوعية من الساعة 8 صباحًا إلى الساعة 5 مساءً

OHSU vaccination locations

Find sites where you can get a vaccine with or without an appointment. 

Need a second dose after getting your first dose elsewhere? We encourage you to call 833-647-8222, weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to schedule. Bring proof of your first dose to your appointment. 

For ages 12-14: People ages 12-14 must be signed up for an appointment by a parent/guardian (if making an appointment instead of coming to a walk-in site). They also must come to the vaccination with a parent/guardian OR with written permission for a vaccine from a parent/guardian.

For ages 15-17: Under Oregon law, those who are at least 15 do not need a parent/guardian to consent to medical care. They may make an appointment (or choose a walk-in site) and come to a vaccination alone.

How you can schedule an appointment:

  • Call 833-647-8222, weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
  • Call your OHSU clinic

Hillsboro Medical Center

HIllsboro Medical Center Vaccination Site, Downtown Hillsboro:

This is an indoor location. Call 503-681-1600 to make an appointment. 

  • Vaccines: Pfizer (ages 12+), Moderna (ages 18+), Johnson & Johnson (ages 18+),
  • Address:
    Conference Rooms 1 and 2
    335 S.E. Eighth Ave.
    Hillsboro, OR 97123

Through a primary care clinic:

Make an appointment by calling your Hillsboro Medical Center primary care clinic, if you have one. If you don't have a primary care provider, you can start care and set up a vaccine appointment at the same time:  Call 503-681-1600. 

OHSU Health pharmacies

These OHSU pharmacies offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone eligible. No appointment is needed.

Community vaccine events

OHSU is holding community vaccination events across the Portland area.

  • All community members ages 12 and older are welcome to get a vaccine, without an appointment. (Ages 12-14 need to come with a parent/guardian or with written permission from a parent/guardian.)
  • You will get a vaccine at no cost to you. 

Other vaccination locations

The CDC's VaccineFinder tool helps you find vaccines in your area. Just enter your ZIP code.

You can also find the tool and more information on the Oregon Health Authority's "How to find a COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon" page.

The Oregon COVID-19 Vaccine Spotter tool will help you find a vaccine at an Oregon pharmacy. (Go to VaccineSpotter.org to use the tool for other states.)

You can also check pharmacy sites. Walk-in vaccinations and same-day appointments are available.

Text your ZIP code to 438229 (GETVAX), and you'll get a list of nearby locations with vaccines. Find more information at Vaccines.gov.

Vaccine information and help

If you lost your vaccine card, you can use your vaccine record as proof. Replacement CDC vaccine cards are not available.

Below are steps to access and print your vaccine record.

If you got your shot at an OHSU site (except for the Oregon Convention Center):

  • Log into your MyChart account.
  • Click “Your menu.” Under “My Record,” click on “COVID-19.” You can also type “covid” in the search box to quickly find the COVID-19 menu item.
  • If you don’t have a MyChart account, call 833-647-8222 to have your record printed and mailed to you on regular letter paper. Wallet-size cards are not available. Please note: We may not be able to access your vaccine record if you did not get your vaccine at an OHSU site.

If you got your shot at the Oregon Convention Center:

  • Log into your Legacy MyHealth account. Go to the menu.  Under "My Record," you will find COVID-19 with your vaccination record. 

OHSU students and employees:

  • Log into the OHSU Occupational Health Portal  and look for “Print COVID Record.” Please note that if you want your COVID record to be included in your overall medical records, you will need to share it with your primary care provider.

Others:

For people enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan:

For some others:

  • Ride Connection (weekdays, older adults and people with disabilities in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties): 503-226-0700
  • TriMet LIFT (people unable to use regular buses and trains because of disability; enroll before scheduling): 503-962-8000
  • One Call (Providence Medicare members): 866-733-8994

Prepare for your OHSU vaccination (first, second or single dose)

Insurance card: You will receive a vaccine at no cost to you. You also do not need to have health insurance. If you do have insurance, please bring your insurance card to your vaccination. Vaccine providers are allowed to charge your insurance company an administration fee. You will not be charged. If you do get any kind of bill, do not pay.

If it’s your second dose and your first dose was elsewhere: Bring proof of your first dose. You cannot get a second dose without it.

Don’t come if you are sick:  Please do not come to your vaccination if you are sick or have symptoms that could be from COVID-19.

What to wear: Wear something that makes it easy to expose an upper arm for your shot.

Who can come with you:

  • You can bring a support person. This person may be able to get a vaccine, too. 
  • Animals: Service animals are allowed. Please leave pets at home.

What to expect at your OHSU vaccination

Accommodations for disabilities and language: When you arrive, ask any staff member for any of the following. You can also ask about other accommodations or modifications, and we'll do our best to grant them.

  • Language interpreter services
  • Whiteboard
  • Clear face masks
  • Braille and large-print vaccine information 
  • Vaccine information in languages other than English

Observation: After your shot, you will be asked to wait in an observation area for either 15 or 30 minutes to make sure you don’t have an adverse reaction.

Second dose (if applicable): The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses — Pfizer after three or four weeks, and Moderna after four. If your first dose was elsewhere, you can schedule your second dose with your original provider, or you can call 833-647-8222 to schedule with OHSU.

Side effects: Learn about possible side effects and where to report them in the FAQ section below.

Why aren’t vaccine providers wearing gloves? Gloves are not required for vaccinating, and medical gloves are in short supply. Regulators and medical experts agree that proper hand hygiene is an appropriate option instead. Learn more in the FAQ section below.

Safety after your vaccination: You won't be fully vaccinated until it's been at least two weeks since your one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or since your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. During this time, you should continue wearing a mask, staying 6 feet from others and washing your hands often.

  • Language help: Interpreters will be available if you speak a language other than English.
  • Ayuda en otros idiomas: Habrá intérpretes disponibles si habla un idioma que no sea inglés
  • Trợ giúp ngôn ngữ Sẽ có thông dịch viên nếu quý vị nói một ngôn ngữ không phải tiếng Anh.
  • Языковая поддержка: Если вы не говорите на английском языке, будут доступны услуги устного перевода. 
  • 语言协助:如果您讲英语以外的其他语言,可以为您提供口译员。 
  • المساعدة اللغوية: سيُتاح مترجمون فوريون إذا كنت تتحدث لغة أخرى غير اللغة الإنجليزية

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines

An OHSU health care worker is vaccinated for COVID-19
An OHSU health care worker is vaccinated.

Questions? Need help?

  • Call your OHSU clinic or reach our call center at 833-647-8222, weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Comuníquese con nuestro centro de atención llamando al 833-647-8222, de lunes a viernes, de 8 a. m. a 5 p. m.
  • Hãy liên lạc tổng đài của chúng tôi theo số 833-647-8222 , các ngày trong tuần 8 giờ sáng đến 5 giờ chiều
  • С нашим колл-центром можно связаться по номеру 833-647-8222 в будние дни с 8 a.m. до 5 p.m.
  • تواصل مع مركز الاتصالات الخاص بنا على الرقم 8222-647-833 ، طوال أيام العمل الأسبوعية من الساعة 8 صباحًا إلى الساعة 5 مساءً