OHA to hold free vaccine and testing clinics in John Day

JOHN DAY – (Press Releases provided by Community Counseling Solutions)

On April 19th, everyone in Oregon who is 16 or older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will be providing free vaccines to everyone in Grant County 16 and older who desires to receive the vaccine on the following dates/times at the parking lot at the Grant County Fairgrounds, next to the Pavilion:

Tuesday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 28 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 29 from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 30 from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday May 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

OHA will be administering the Pfizer vaccine. This is a great opportunity for Grant County residents who desire the Pfizer vaccine, or for individuals ages 16 and 17 who desire the vaccine.

At this time the Grant County Health Department does not know when or if we will receive any additional Pfizer vaccine. In addition to protecting against contracting COVID-19, any fully vaccinated individual is not required to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Pfizer is a two-dose vaccine with the 2nd dose administered approximately 28 days after the first dose. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose.

FREE COVID-19 TESTING EVENT

Oregon Health Authority will be holding a COVID-19 free testing event on Thursday, April 22 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Grant County Fairgrounds in the Pavilion parking lot. The Grant County Health Department strongly encourages all interested individuals to take advantage of this opportunity. You do not need to have symptoms to get tested. Anyone interested can be tested.