The Multnomah County Health Department is committed to providing equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations for our African American and African Immigrant/Refugee communities.
The Multnomah County-Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program has collaborated with local providers, faith leaders and community based organizations to host community vaccination clinics for our priority populations and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Along with hosting these community clinics, we hope to provide the at large community with educational materials and resources on COVID-19 vaccination. By doing so, we strive to equip influential Black/African immigrant and refugee messengers as educated and empowered “trusted voices” in the community to support vaccine education and delivery.
Everyone 12 years old and older is currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccines available in Multnomah County
Currently, our Multnomah County-REACH community vaccination clinics are able to provide the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine (vaccine type varies by clinic location and availability).
You need 2 doses (shots) of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine to get the best protection from serious COVID-19 illness.
The timing between your first and second doses depends on which vaccine you received:
for the Pfizer-BioNTech - second dose 3 weeks (or 21 days) after your first
for the Moderna - second dose 1 month (or 28 days) after your first
Get your second dose as close to the recommended time as possible. The CDC recommends getting your second dose no later than 6 weeks from the first. You don’t need to start over if you have to get the second dose later than the recommended time.
In order to increase your knowledge on topic related to COVID-19 vaccination, the Multnomah County Health Department has developed various communication materials that you can review and feel free to share with your networks.
Virtual community events
Ask A Black Doctor: Friday Facts about Covid-19 featuring Dr. Bukhosi Dube.
Join us every Friday at 8am and 2pm for a half hour as we discuss issues surrounding the current pandemic, vaccines and distribution, dispel myths, provide facts, and address concerns. We’ll also be providing updates about COVID-19 vaccines and discuss how we can build a better culture around Black health.
Frequently asked questions
Check out our "Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine?" subpage, in order to get your general questions related to vaccines answered.