Drive through vaccine event is Saturday

The Malheur County ICS team will host a drive-through vaccine clinic for COVID-19 vaccinations Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ontario Municipal Airport firehouse, 3288 SW 4th Ave., in Ontario.

For the COVID-19 vaccine, all three brands are available, and all doses, including pediatric doses for children ages 5-11.

Every person who receives a COVID-19 vaccination will receive a gift card. Any vaccinated person who brings an unvaccinated person for their first dose will also receive a gift card. More information can be found here.

Bring a friend to get vaccinated, get a gift card

Saturday, Nov. 20, if a vaccinated person brings an unvaccinated friend or family member to the MCHD vaccine clinic at the Ontario Municipal Airport firehouse, both will receive a gift card after the vaccine is given. There is no limit to the number of people a vaccinated person can bring to the event.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the airport firehouse, 3288 SW 4th Ave., in Ontario. Booster doses, first, second and third doses, and doses for children age 5-11 will be available.

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is available to anyone ages 5 and older. If you’re unsure whether your child should receive a vaccine, talk to their pediatrician.

There is so much misinformation right now about COVID-19 vaccines. The CDC has put together some helpful information about how to find credible vaccine information. That can be found here.

The CDC also addresses some myths about the COVID-19 vaccines. For instance: “Are all events reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) caused by vaccination?” “No.” The full fact sheet can be found here.

Which card will you choose?

At Tuesday’s drive-up COVID-19 testing and vaccination event, people who choose to be vaccinated can select from among several gift card options. Jolts and Juice, Burger West, Ogawa’s, Dutch Bros. and Albertsons cards, valued at $25 each, will be available to people who receive a vaccination at the event.

The testing and vaccination event is held at the Malheur County Fairground, 795 NW 9th St., Ontario, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday through the end of October.

According to information provided by the Oregon Health Authority, an average of 41 Malheur County residents are receiving vaccinations each day.

Gift cards available with vaccination

People who come to the Malheur County Incident Response System’s testing and vaccination clinic today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and receive a vaccine will be able to choose from a variety of $25 gift cards from local businesses, including coffee shops, restaurants and grocery stores.

At last week’s event, 54 people received vaccinations, so there will be plenty of gift cards for everyone.

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