The Malheur County Health Department and Incident Command team will host indoor COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Four Rivers Cultural Center tomorrow beginning at 1 p.m., and on Thursday, March 4 beginning at 1 p.m. Tomorrow’s clinic is open to people who are in Phase 1a and Phase 1b Groups1-4. The clinic on March 4 will be open to the same group, plus people age 65 and older. Vaccine recipients must live or work in Oregon.
Tomorrow’s outside temperature is expected to be just above freezing at 1 p.m., so please dress accordingly. Although the event takes place indoors, participants will likely be required to stand in line outdoors for a period of time. If you are unable to stand for an hour or more, please consider bringing something to sit on. You may also bring someone to stand in line for you while you wait in your vehicle. Please use the south entrance of the cultural center, near the theater. The back parking lot, located between the cultural center and TVCC’s Weese Building, will provide the closest access. Several wheelchairs will be available for use.
Tomorrow’s clinic will distribute roughly 500 first doses, and the March 4 event will distribute roughly 300 first doses, of the Moderna vaccine on a first-come, first-served basis. Both events are scheduled until 4 p.m. or until vaccine runs out. There is no out-of-pocket cost for the vaccine. Administration fees will be billed to insurance when insurance is available; please bring your insurance card(s). You are also asked to wear a mask.
The Four Rivers Cultural Center is located at 676 SW 5th Ave, Ontario, OR 97914.
A booster clinic is scheduled this Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Four Rivers Cultural Center for people who received their first dose of Moderna vaccine on Jan. 30. It is closed to all others.