Since opening the All4Oregon Mass Vaccination Site at the Oregon Convention Center on Jan. 20, Kaiser Permanente has administered nearly 465,000 vaccinations.
Last week, they took steps to make the vaccination process even easier by moving to self-scheduling and inviting walk-ins. Based on the volume of walk-ins and appointments scheduled the last several days, the organziation says it’s clear demand is waning as the vaccine becomes more readily available, more Oregonians become vaccinated, and health systems and partners refocus on taking the vaccine into smaller, neighborhood- and community-based settings. The have adjusted their services accordingly.
Until then they will continue to offer both scheduled appointments and walk-ins and strongly encourage people who haven’t yet been vaccinated to take advantage of the convenient, efficient OCC experience.
They are also making preparations to vaccinate the 12-15 year old age group when the Pfizer vaccine is approved for use in that group and they are determined by health authorities to be eligible.
A reminder that the OCC is currently administering the Pfizer vaccine only. People who received their first dose of Pfizer elsewhere can get their 2nd dose at the OCC, if they bring their vaccination card or other documentation showing which vaccine they received for the 1st dose, and when.
Please check the All4Oregon.org site to schedule an appointment or to see the dates and hours of operation until June 19. The site will be closed Sunday, May 30th and Monday, May 31st for the Memorial Day Holiday.
While walk-ins are welcome, people are encouraged to visit All4Oregon to make appointments.