Lincoln County receiving 900 Moderna vaccine doses next week for eligible groups: Phase 1A, Educators and ages 80 and older.
NEWPORT, Ore. – Vaccines are scarce. In coming weeks, we know there will be more seniors who want to get vaccinated than there will be vaccines available to them. While we can’t give every older adult an appointment as soon as they want one, we do have different ways to get linked to vaccine information and events. Here are some of the options that will are available to all seniors:
- Lincoln County COVID-19 website: http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/covid
- Lincoln County Call Center: 541-265-0621 or email LincolnCoCallCenter@co.lincoln.or.us
- Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155
- Covidvaccine.oregon.gov: OHA’s vaccination website features facts about COVID-19 vaccines and hosts links to county websites and a statewide calendar of public vaccination clinics.
- Getvaccinated.oregon.gov web tool (not live until February 8th) This tool will allow people to determine if they are eligible for a vaccine and register to get email alerts or text notifications about vaccine events in their area. The Get Vaccinated Oregon tool will be open to all Oregonians and information will be available in 11 languages.
- Friends, family and neighbors: Please consider helping your elders sign up on the waitlist.
The Multi-agency Coordinating group for the COVID-19 vaccine distribution is actively working on additional ways to distribute the vaccine. We anticipate having help from several agencies to deliver vaccine to those who are medically homebound and are planning additional vaccination clinics throughout the county.
During the week of February 7th, Lincoln County anticipates receiving 900 vaccines to finish vaccinating our Phase 1A and educator groups. We also will be able to begin vaccinating seniors again, starting with age 80 and over. Those who signed up on a prior waitlist will be contacted first. Those who are eligible and want a vaccine, but are not on a waitlist already, are encouraged to provide their information at our waitlist registration portal, located here: https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/hhs/page/lincoln-county-covid-19-vaccination-schedule
It is important to also get your second dose of the vaccine. According to their companies, the Pfizer1 vaccine is about 52% effective 12 days after the first dose and the Moderna2 vaccine is approximately 80% effective. However, 14 days after the second dose they become 94-95% effective.
Public Health also recommends people get the second dose at the same place where they received the first dose. The Oregon Health Authority only gives counties enough 2nd doses for the people who received their 1st doses here. If you get your first vaccination out of the county, you should receive your second dose out of the county as well.
If you have questions over whether you should get the COVID-19 vaccine, contact your medical provider.
Follow additional updates about Lincoln County’s COVID-19 vaccinations through:
- Our COVID-19 Vaccine webpage: https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/hhs/page/covid-19-vaccine
- Lincoln County Board of Commissioners meetings (Mondays at 3pm), posted on our YouTube channel