EUGENE, Ore. -- The COVID-19 vaccine has been rolling out across the state since mid-December but questions still remain.
How can I get a COVID-19 vaccine appointment?
With all Oregonians 12 and up now able to get in line, knowing how to get an appointment is more important than ever.
Oregon has reopened as of June 30, and OSHA has lifted most workplace-related restrictions, as well.
Below are events that are planned by county:
- BENTON COUNTY
- SamCare Express: Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; located 990 NW Circle Blvd Suite 101, Corvallis
- Monroe High School
- July 27 to 30 daily from 2 to 8 p.m.
- July 31 from 12 to 5 p.m.
- Drop-ins only all days
- Philomath High School: July 27 from 4 to 7 p.m.; drop-ins only
- Alsea School: July 28 from 4 to 7 p.m.; drop-ins only
- COOS COUNTY
- Still by appointment only at Bay Area Hospital, Broadway Pharmacy, Coos Health & Wellness, Coquille Valley Hospital, Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center, and Waterfall Community Health Center.
- DOUGLAS COUNTY
- For a list of vaccine locations in Douglas County, CLICK HERE.
- LANE COUNTY
- Bob Keefer Center: Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. through Sept. 7
- Churchill High School: Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. through Aug. 25
- Historic Mims House: Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. through Aug. 26
- North Eugene High School: Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. through Aug. 27
- Alluvium: July 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.; 810 West 3rd Ave., Eugene (partnership with Whiteaker Community Council)
- Campbell Community Center: July 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.; 155 High St., Eugene
- Siuslaw Middle School: July 31 from 1 to 3 p.m.; 2525 Oak Street, Florence
- LINN COUNTY
- For a list of vaccine locations in Albany, Lebanon, Brownsville and Sweet Home, CLICK HERE.
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Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19?
No. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines or COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.
After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, will I test positive for COVID-19 on a viral test?
No. Neither the recently authorized and recommended vaccines nor the other COVID-19 vaccines currently in clinical trials in the United States can cause you to test positive on viral tests, which are used to see if you have a current infection.
If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine?
Yes. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, a vaccine should be offered to you regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 infection. CDC is providing recommendations to federal, state, and local governments about who should be vaccinated first.
Will a COVID-19 vaccination protect me from getting sick with COVID-19?
Yes. COVID-19 vaccination works by teaching your immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19, and this protects you from getting sick with COVID-19.
Will a COVID-19 vaccine alter my DNA?
No. COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way.
Who is at most risk of getting COVID-19?
Older people and people of all ages with severe underlying health conditions — like heart disease, lung disease and diabetes, for example — seem to be at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness.
Below is a video from the CDC explaining the symptoms of COVID-19: