If people aren't going to where the COVID-19 vaccination clinics are, take the clinics to where the people are.
That model is working at the Clackamas Town Center, where a vaccination clinic has taken residence in a vacant store space on the second floor near Dick's Sporting Goods. Dozens of people are coming and going daily, some getting their first shot, others their second.
Several people told KOIN 6 News they found the location by checking the Clackamas County website, while others saw a sign posted at the food court, with someone answering questions and directing them where to go.
The shot clinic at the Clackamas Town Center is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays throughout June and July.
Walk-ins are welcome and no appointments are needed.
This vaccine event is open to those age 18 and older who live or work in Clackamas County.
Here are some things county health officials would like the public to know about the COVID-19 vaccine:
• None of the vaccines contain live virus and they cannot give you COVID-19, change your DNA, affect fertility or shed to others around you.
• Even if you've already had COVID-19, the vaccine provides added protection for you and those close to you.
• 20% to 45% of participants in clinical trials for the authorized vaccines were Hispanic or Latino.
• All of the authorized vaccines have undergone transparent and thorough testing and trials to determine their safety.
• Side effects, such as a sore arm, headache or tiredness are very common from the vaccine but should go away in one or two days.
• Fully vaccinated employees, two weeks after their second dose, are not required to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19.
• Vaccinations are voluntary.
At your appointment:
• Wear your mask and observe physical distancing guidelines.
• Everyone is welcome, regardless of immigration status.
• Your information will be kept confidential.
• Interpreters will be available to assist with the vaccination and answer any questions.
For more information, visit clackamas.us/publichealth or call 503-655-8224.
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