16 or older? Roll up those sleeves

All Oregonians age 16 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccinations are the strongest weapon in the arsenal as the country and the world work to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic and protect those who are most vulnerable to serious illness in the community. 

Many large pharmacy systems are beginning to receive COVID-19 vaccines from the federal government. 

Safeway, Bi-Mart, Costco, Fred Meyer, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Walmart all have dedicated COVID-19 websites where vaccination appointments can be made.

Salem sites with regular vaccination appointments include:

Salem Health: Accepting appointments as supplies allow at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. For more information, visit or call 503-562-4278. / Se aceptan citas y visitas sin cita previa en el recinto ferial del Estado de Oregón. Para más información, visite o llame al 503-562-4278.

Lancaster Family Medical Center: Accepting appointments. Call 503-576-8400 or email [email protected] to schedule. / Se aceptan citas. Por favor llame al 503-576-8400 para programar.

WFMC Health: 435 Lancaster Dr. NE Salem, OR 97301. Schedule appointments online at or by calling 503-585-6388. / Programe citas en línea en o llamando al 503-585-6388.

Oregon is averaging about 35,000 doses per day. Pfizer and Moderna are the two most common vaccinations in Oregon. A Johnson & Johnson vaccine is not currently being administered while authorities investigate possible side effects. Medical experts advise those planning to get a vaccine to take whichever one is available first.

Gov. Kate Brown is encouraging all Oregon residents to get vaccinated and then talk with friends and relatives about the reasons behind their decision.

More than 1.6 million Oregonians have received at least one dose of the vaccine.