Updated June 29, 2021

All Oregonians age 12 and older are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. People ages 12-17 must get the Pfizer vaccine. People over 18 can get any of the available vaccines.

Even if you’re vaccinated, continue to take care of your health and the health of your family and friends: wash your hands, wear your mask in public, keep 6 feet from others, limit gatherings. 

Adolescents and teens

We encourage youth to involve a parent or other trusted adult in their health care decisions; however, at age 15+ youth can make the decision themselves to get a vaccine.

  • 15-17 year-olds do not need to be accompanied, and do not require parental consent in the state of Oregon. 

  • Ages 12-14 require a parent or guardian’s consent and must have an adult with them at all times during the vaccine process.

    • If someone other than a parent or guardian accompanies the 12-14 year old, they will need to provide proof of parental/guardian consent. Ask the vaccine provider or check their website to find out what they will accept as parental consent.

    • If a 12-14 year old is attending one of Multnomah County's Vaccine clinics use this form: Multnomah County Informed Consent Form.

Read more about adolescents, teens and the COVID-19 vaccine»

Second dose

Learn more about scheduling your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna.

What do I need to know before I go?

The COVID-19 vaccine will be free

The vaccines will be provided at no cost to you. You do not need health insurance. If you have health insurance, vaccine providers may charge your insurance company an administration fee for giving you the vaccine.

Proof of eligibility or identification is not required

You do not need to bring proof of eligibility, identification, social security number or health insurance in order to get a vaccine. 

Established Multnomah County Patients

If you are an established patient with Multnomah County Health Center, we will call you to schedule an appointment. Learn more here. 

Support for seniors, language access

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Older Oregonians 

If you or someone you know is eligible to get the vaccine and needs help scheduling an appointment due to language access or barriers with technology, you can contact Multnomah County: 503.988.8939 or covidvaccineinfo@multco.us. Call and email volume is high so we may not be able to get back to you right away.

Helping others

Consult this partner toolkit for ways that you can help older adults get vaccinated. (Available in multiple languages under Vaccine communication resources.)

You can create an account for yourself at getvaccinated.oregon.gov. Once you have an account you can add others and monitor their eligibility as well.

Can I call Multnomah County to get an appointment?

Multnomah County is not scheduling vaccine appointments for the general public. 

Who is distributing the vaccines?

Multnomah County is partnering with the State of Oregon and health care systems to coordinate COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Multnomah County. Most vaccines will be given out by health care systems. Multnomah County Health Department is only receiving and distributing limited amounts of the vaccine.

Questions

  • Text ORVAX to 898211 if you have a question (English and Spanish only)

  • Email ORCOVID@211info.org  (All languages)

  • Call the State Call Center at 211 or 1-866-698-6155 (TTY: Dial 711 and call 1-866-698-6155). Open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, including holidays.