COVID-19 vaccines expands to most health workers

Salem Health, in partnership with Marion County Public Health, expanded their vaccine clinic to the Oregon State Fairgrounds and Expo Center. All individuals living or working in Marion County and included in the Oregon Health Authority’s Phase 1a Vaccine Sequencing Plan are invited to receive a vaccination.

The OHA announced that all individuals in Phase 1a, Groups 1-4 are eligible for vaccine at this time. These groups include the following: health care personnel at hospitals; urgent care clinics, health care personnel and residents from skilled nursing; long term care and memory care facilities; tribal health programs; EMS providers and other first responders; individuals who work in hospice programs; mobile crisis care and related services, and secure transport; Individuals working in correctional settings; health care personnel in outpatient settings, public health and early learning; in-home care; day treatment services; death care workers; and non-emergency medical transport.

The vaccine clinic will operate at the Jackman Long Building at the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center, 2330 17th St NE, Salem. The clinic will be open Jan. 9 and Jan. 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Jan. 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Individuals who arrive to be vaccinated will be asked to attest to their eligibility as a member of OHA’s Phase 1A groups.