Umatilla County COVID Vaccine Shipment Delayed by Weather

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Umatilla County Public Health (UCo Health) said today that this week’s shipment of COVID-19 vaccines has been delayed due to weather, postponing the planned drive-thru vaccination event planned for Friday, Feb. 19.

The health department also announced today that people 70 and older become eligible for COVID-19 vaccination Monday, Feb. 22. COVID-19 vaccinations will continue for persons eligible in previous groups.

UCo Health will hold a drive-thru vaccination clinic on Thursday, Feb. 25 at the future home of Tum-a-Lum Lumber, 2260 S.E. Court St., in Pendleton. Limited first doses will be available to eligible individuals. Second doses will be available for individuals who received their first dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on or before Jan. 28.

Persons 65 and older become eligible for COVID-19 vaccination on Monday, March 1. The Oregon Health Authority has provided advance notification of vaccine allocation for the next several weeks. Persons eligible for vaccination should select an arrival window online at bit.ly/ucohealthcovidvaccine. Individuals unable to access the online form may call 541-278-6311 for assistance. Bilingual Spanish staff are available.

Good Shepherd Health Care System will offer COVID-19 vaccination each Thursday. Arrival windows will open at 8 a.m., the Monday before each event. Additional information will be posted to the Good Shepherd Health Care System and UCo Health websites when it is available.

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 only through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership. Those currently eligible for vaccination can schedule an appointment at www.safeway.com/COVID-19.

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