FEMA Supports Vaccine Distribution: COVID-19 Response Update & Other Oregon Vaccine Updates
Here's how we're distributing the vaccine.
We know it will take some time before every Oregonian who wants to get vaccinated can do so. Oregon Health Authority has been following a phased approach to ensure that critical health care workers, long-term care residents and employees in public health settings could get their vaccines first.
On Jan. 25, OHA began vaccinating individuals beyond this inital phase, allowing for childcare providers, early learning and K-12 educators to receive their vaccines. While vaccine supplies are expected to increase in coming weeks, supplies are currently scarce. State health officials asked for patience as more than 700,000 seniors age 65 and older become eligible for vaccines over the month of February.
Vaccine Information Tool
If you are currently eligible and you live or work in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia or Marion counties, click below to find a vaccination appointment, if vaccine is available.
In Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah or Washington counties, use the online scheduling tool below. Individuals who do not have internet access, read a language other than English or Spanish, or have a visual or other disability that prevents them from using the interactive chat bot, may call (971) 268-5550.
- FEMA published a Community Vaccination Centers Playbook that establishes guidance for providing federal support to state, tribal and territorial Community Vaccination Centers. Information includes interagency coordination, resource support, facility setup and other requirements.
- On Feb. 2, President Biden directed FEMA to retroactively reimburse states for 100% of their costs for eligible emergency protective measures including masks, gloves, emergency feeding actions, sheltering at risk populations and mobilization of the National Guard, if not funded by HHS/CDC or another federal agency.
- President’s directive also directs FEMA to expand the activities eligible for reimbursement for work conducted after Jan. 21, 2021 and until Sept. 30, 2021. Reimbursement applies to eligible costs to support the safe opening and operation of eligible schools, child-care facilities, healthcare facilities, non-congregate shelters, domestic violence shelters, transit systems and other eligible applicants incurred after Jan. 21.