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Fall dates include Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30, for COVID-19 and monkeypox vaccines.

COURTESY GRAPHIC: OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY - A chart shows Oregon's COVID-19 vaccination doses administered by week, which peaked when vaccinations were initially made available and then had smaller peaks for boosters.Columbia County Public Health is hosting more vaccine clinics this fall.

The county is offering COVID-19 first and second doses, COVID-19 boosters, and the monkeypox vaccine.

The COVID-19 booster may not be available at all the clinic dates, the county said, because of limited availability.

This week, clinics are offered from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, and Friday, Sept. 30.

People 12 years and older who received their primary series of COVID vaccinations (which would have been one or two shots, depending on the vaccination) at least two months ago are eligible for the updated booster.

If you received a booster after they became available last fall, you received the monovalent booster.

The monovalent booster is no longer authorized for individuals ages 12 and older in Oregon, because it has been replaced by the bivalent booster, according to the Oregon Health Authority. The bivalent booster, also referred to as the updated booster, targets the original COVID-19 strain and the omicron variant, which emerged last fall and has become the predominant strain.

The vaccine clinics will also offer the monkeypox vaccine produced by Jynneos. COURTESY: COLUMBIA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH - A flyer shows details for Fall 2022 vaccine clinics.

The monkeypox vaccine is currently only available to people who have had close contact with someone with monkeypox or work in certain clinical or laboratory settings.

The vaccine clinics will take place at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, 58892 Saulser Road in St. Helens, in the 4-H Building.

Additional clinics are scheduled through December, mostly on Thursdays: Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 1 and Dec. 15.

Clinics will also be hosted Tuesday, Oct. 18, and Wednesday, Oct. 19. The times of those clinics has not been announced.

Appointments are not required.

For more information, contact Columbia County Public Health at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-397-7247.

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