As walk-in and scheduled vaccine appointment demand declines, Salem Health will shift to other options, including mobile vaccine clinic events and Salem Health’s primary care and urgent care clinic locations in Marion and Polk counties.
“The mass vaccination clinics have successfully vaccinated large numbers of people when demand was at its highest,” said Brandon Schmidgall, chief administrative officer, Salem Health West Valley Hospital. “A big thank you to Western Oregon University for their partnership and support of our vaccination efforts over these past six months. As vaccination rates continue to climb, it is important to deploy a more on-demand model, with multiple sites and flexible scheduling. We are grateful for each person who took the initiative to get the vaccine when they became eligible. We will continue to make the process easily accessible to reach those who still need to be vaccinated.”
Vaccinations are now available at Salem Health Medical Clinics – at all eight of its primary care clinic locations in Marion and Polk counties. Walk-ins are welcome and open to the public during clinic hours, up to one hour before closing each day. Appointment scheduling is also available, for ages 12 and over, online at www.salemhealth.org/vaccine.
Salem Health’s vaccine clinic at the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center in Marion County remains open. Current hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for both scheduled appointments and walk-ins. Visit www.salemhealth.org/vaccine for information on all available sites across Marion and Polk counties, including Salem Health Medical Clinic primary and urgent care locations and hours, and public mobile vaccine clinic events.