COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Page last updated 4/8/2021

4/8/2021

Shared from State of Oregon and The White House. Both the Federal Government and the State of Oregon released announcements this week that they plan to open up the COVID-19 Vaccine eligibility to all Americans, 16 years and older, effective Monday, April 19, 2021, which moves up from the original vaccine timeline by nearly two weeks. This means that all Oregonians over the age of 16 will be eligible to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine starting on Monday, April 19, 2021.

The State commented that, in Oregon, we are locked in a race between vaccine distribution and the rapid spread of COVID- 19 variants. Today, Oregon will pass the threshold of 2 million vaccine doses administered. However, in several communities across Oregon, COVID-19 is spreading at concerning rates. They stated that we must move as quickly as possible to get more shots in arms. Over the next two weeks, the State said they will dedicate all available resources to ensure Oregon’s frontline workers and people with underlying conditions have access to vaccines. They are also working closely with the White House to ensure Oregon receives their fair share of federal vaccine supplies, so we can continue with a fast, fair, and equitable vaccine distribution process.

OHA Eligibility Infographic 

CurrTop 3 Vaccine Questions of the Day

Our Local Vaccine Plan

We have worked with many partners in the community and have signed up over 40 vaccine providers in the county, including doctor’s offices, clinics, pharmacies, Emergency medical providers and even dentist’s office. They cover all of the county, from Glendale in the south to Drain in the North and Reedsport to the west, with many in between. A survey of those over 80 show 90% of them have doctors who provide Covid vaccine and are willing to vaccinate their patients. The list of those who currently receive vaccine is below. (Note that there is not enough vaccine to supply all of our currently registered vaccinators. Many of those sites are pharmacies who may receive vaccine directly from the federal government).

Our plan is simple, people should get COVID vaccine where they get their regular health care or flu vaccine.

For those folks who have a regular provider on the list of vaccinators, please call them starting on the day you are eligible, not before, to set up an appointment for a vaccine. Because these vaccines have specific handling constraints, all provides will be doing vaccines on a scheduled basis. Clinics can not do walk-ins.

For those few who do not have a regular doctor or whose doctor does not provide vaccine, they can get vaccine at one of our cooperating pharmacies or at other clinics who have agreed to provide vaccine. Please call your pharmacy starting on February 8th to set up an appointment for a vaccine. Because these vaccines have specific handling constraints, all providers will be doing vaccines on a scheduled basis. Our pharmacy partners cannot do walk-ins.

Here are some of the questions we have received so far;

  • If I get the first dose, what about the second dose? As with everything about vaccines, things change all the time. At the current time, we expect that those who get vaccinated can expect a second dose about 4 weeks after the first.

  • Will there be a charge for the vaccine? The federal government has purchased all of the Covid vaccine. Our vaccinators will receive the vaccine at no cost to them. They will charge an administration fee to cover the cost of storage recordkeeping and labor. They will bill your insurance, but you should not receive a bill or charge for the service.

  • How can I find out more? Please see our daily press release, join us on Facebook live on Tuesdays at 6 or Fridays at 4 or at our website.

  • I got a first vaccine elsewhere, can I get my second vaccine in Douglas County? The second doses are “paired” to the first dose and your second dose will be sent to wherever you got your first dose. So, except in rare circumstances, you need to return to where you got your first dose.

  • I am a patient at the VA? Where do I get vaccine? The VA gets a supply of vaccines apart from what is provided by the state. They are vaccinating seniors at the VA. Please call your provider at the VA to set up an appointment.

  • Can I get a Covid vaccine and another vaccine at the same time? The current recommendation is that there be 14 days between a Covid vaccine and any other vaccine.

  • I was in Phase 1A, but did not receive vaccine? How can I sign up? For those in Phase 1A only, please send an e-mail to vaccines@DouglasPublicHealthNetwork.org and we will connect you with a vaccine provider.

  • I am an educator, early childhood or child care worker who was previously eligible for a vaccine but did not get one. How can I sign up? For those eligible on January 25th, you should have already received 2 e-mails about eligibility for mass events on January 30th and February 3rd. If you are in that group and still want a vaccine, please forward the e-mail to educatorvaccines@DouglasPublicHealthNetwork.org If you did not receive an e-mail, please ask your employer.

Current Vaccinators Assisting with Vaccines 

PLEASE DO NOT CALL THESE SITES UNTIL YOU ARE ELIGIBLE.

ALBERTSONS- EDENBOWER

ALBERTSONS- STEPHENS

ANGELA JONES, MD UMPQUA VALLEY INTERNISTS

AVIVA HEALTH – GLIDE

AVIVA HEALTH – MYRTLE CREEK

AVIVA HEALTH – NORTH COUNTY

AVIVA HEALTH – ROSEBURG

AVIVA HEALTH – ROSEBURG SBHC

AVIVA HEALTH – SUTHERLIN

BI-MART PHARMACY 609

BI-MART PHARMACY 652

BI-MART PHARMACY 676

CANYONVILLE HEALTH & URGENT CARE

CHRISTINE SEALS

COSTCO

CURRENT ORTHODONTICS

DOUGLAS COUNTY FIRE DIST 2

DUNES FAMILY HEALTH CARE

EVERGREEN FAMILY MEDICINE

EVERGREEN FAMILY MEDICINE HARVARD CAMPUS

EVERGREEN FAMILY MEDICINE SOUTH

EXCELLENCE IN WOMENS HEALTHCARE

FAMILY TREE MEDICAL CLINIC

FRED MEYER PHARMACY 281

GENOA HEALTHCARE PHARMACY – ROSEBURG

GERALD A JAWORSKI, MD, PC

GLENDALE AMBULANCE DISTRICT

GORDONS PHARMACY

KIDSDOCS PC

LOWER UMPQUA HOSPITAL

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER – ROSEBURG

NORTH RIVER PEDIATRICS PC

NOVA HEALTH – GOETZ

NOVA HEALTH – ROSEBURG

ONE PEAK MEDICAL CLINIC – ROSEBURG

Reedsport Pharmacy

RITE AID GARDEN VALLEY

ROSEBURG MERCY DIALYSIS

SOUTHRIVER COMMUNITY HLTH CTR

STEELHEAD ONCOLOGY

Sutherlin Drug

Two Rivers Integrative Medicine LLC

UMPQUA HEALTH – NEWTON CREEK

UMPQUA VALLEY AMBULANCE

VALLEY RIDGE FAMILY MEDICINE

WALGREENS PHARMACY 12068

WALGREENS PHARMACY 13819

WALMART PHARMACY 2477

White Oak Medical

** The list above is not a guarantee they will have vaccine, it represents organizations that have signed up to help vaccinate. This list is accurate as of 4/5/21.

Where and when can I get vaccinated? Is there a list?

Governor Kate Brown, the Oregon Health Authority and the CDC are responsible for determining vaccine prioritization. There is currently more demand for the vaccine than there is vaccine available so priorities were established by the state. Please review the current OHA prioritization table HERE. Please note, the chat function (little orange button for a live chat) on the OHA website, to establish if you are eligible and to help with scheduling your vaccine, has been confusing for some local residents. The scheduling is only for Portland Metro counties and their mass vaccine events at places like the Oregon Convention Center. To find out if you are eligible, please look at the table on the OHA site or on our home page. To schedule, call your provider or local/regular pharmacy.

Public Health does not have a list. Most people will get vaccinated by their own health care provider, clinic or pharmacy. For some groups, like health care providers, they may get it from their employer.

Mass vaccination events, sponsored by different organizations, will be by appointment and invitation only and are usually targeted to a very specific group.

There is currently not enough vaccine supply for everyone who is (or is soon to be) eligible but everyone who wants to be vaccinated will get vaccinated, it will just likely take longer than we all want. We appreciate your patience and understanding and remember, we want you to be vaccinated if you want to be vaccinated.

Please know that if you want the vaccine, we want you to have it and are working 24/7 to make that happen.

Who is working on getting people vaccinated locally?

Your Local Public Health Administrators (LPHA), DPHN, Aviva Health and Douglas ESD have been working hard over the last week to vaccinate the most recent group of eligible residents, which include educators and child care providers, as well as residents listed in the previously eligibility groups. Please, if you are not in an eligible group right now, we ask that you continue to be patient, and wait to call or email until we release the plan for your group.

As a reminder, just because you are eligible for the vaccine, does not mean we have enough vaccines to vaccinate everyone in your eligible group. Please know that vaccine availability is dependent on our allocation from the State, and their vaccine availability is dependent on their allocation from the Federal Government. Rest assured, that as soon as we have vaccines in hand, we will systematically offer them to eligible populations in an orderly, fair and equitable manner.

Who is eligible for the COVID vaccine right now?

Click here for OHA’s latest list of residents who are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

We Continue to Experience Limited Vaccine Availability

We know we have mentioned that there is still a limited supply of vaccines being sent to Oregon from the Federal government, but we are hopeful that more vaccines will be sent to Douglas County soon. Our biggest frustration remains the fact that even though we continue to request more vaccines, Douglas County has continued to receive a disproportionate supply of vaccines compared with the rest of the State. We continue send requests to the State to rectify this issue, so we are able to vaccinate the ever growing list of eligible residents in our county. If you are NOT listed in one of the eligible groups, then we ask for your continued patience and ask that you wait to contact us.

What if I am not on the OHA eligible list right now?

If you are not a part of one of OHA’s listed eligible vaccine groups, then you are not eligible for the vaccine yet. We ask that you please be patient and wait for more information to be released for your group. Again, just because you will be in an upcoming eligibility group does not mean we have vaccines available for you, or that we know when we might receive vaccines for your group. As a reminder, Douglas County, Local Public Health, DPHN or your Doctor’s Office did not and do not set the guidelines for who is eligible to get the vaccine.

Are there additional places to get the vaccine locally?

If you are a member of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians, please contact them for information on their COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs at (541) 672-9405 or log onto: https://www.cowcreek-nsn.gov/public-health/.

If you are a U.S. Military Veteran, you might be eligible to get vaccinated at the Roseburg VA. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veteran patients to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information, call (541) 440-1000 or log onto: https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.