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COVID-19 vaccination information and paperwork

Updated 1/19/2021

Note: When you arrive, be prepared to let our screeners know how you qualify for the current vaccine phase. Inventory is limited and clinics may close without notice when supplies run out for the day.

 

Know before you go

Vaccine status: Paused

Clinic hours for Wednesday, Jan. 20: Closed

Location: Oregon State Fair and Expo Center

You must fall into OHA Phase 1a (see below) and live or work in Marion County to be vaccinated at this site.

Marion County (State Fairgrounds)

Step 1: Confirm you are eligible

Thank you for choosing to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Together, we can beat this virus!

To be eligible at this time you must:

EXCEPTION: Marion County Health Department received a waiver that allows us to also vaccinate K-12 teachers and school personnel, and early learning employees, including child care, for those who live or work in Marion County. If you work for Salem-Keizer School District, you are considered Marion County, regardless of the location of the school building where you work.

Anyone who arrives to be vaccinated will be asked to attest to their eligibility. You may be asked to show work ID.

Bring your insurance cards, as insurance will be billed for the administration of the vaccine. There is no out-of-pocket cost to you.

 

Step 2: Complete paperwork

Before you can receive your first dose of vaccine, you must complete all of the required paperwork.

Option 1: Complete the paperwork with MyChart (preferred method)

To complete the paperwork, you first need to let us know you’re coming. Follow these instructions to complete the process using MyChart. Please make sure your personal and insurance information are up-to-date. We recommend completing the paperwork before coming to the fairgrounds.

Forgot username? Forgot password?

If you don’t have a MyChart account, you can create one here.

 

Option 2: Complete the paperwork by hand

Fill out, print and sign these documents at home, and bring them with you:

Review these documents at home:

 

An icon of a triangular yellow sign with an exclamation mark, indicating caution. Paper options are available onsite, but will significantly increase your wait time. If you are unable to complete the paperwork before arriving, you will be provided with a packet to complete in your vehicle before you will be allowed to enter the vaccination location.

 

 

Step 3: Report to the fairgrounds

The vaccine clinic will operate at the Jackman Long Building at the Oregon State Fair and Expo Center, 2330 17th St NE, Salem.

    Enter from Silverton Road on the north end of the fairgrounds. From there, you will be directed by flaggers to a screening area and parking.

    The line often extends outside. While there are tents to protect you from the rain, there are no heaters at this time. Please dress accordingly! Be sure to wear a shirt that gives access to your upper arm — and don't forget to wear your mask.

    New! Watch a video tour of the inside of the vaccine clinic.

    Aerial view of Oregon State Fairgrounds showing entrance and exit for vaccine clinic.

    Step 4: Get your second dose

    You must return for your second dose within 21 to 28 days after the first dose for the vaccine to be effective. Without the follow-up dose, the first is not effective and is essentially a wasted vaccine. Because there is a very limited supply of doses, the Oregon Health Authority is imploring people to get their second dose. We cannot afford any wasted vaccines.

    Salem Health intends to continue operating vaccine clinics until all of the state of Oregon is vaccinated. Plan on returning to the same location for your second dose unless Salem Health announces a change.

    Don't forget to sign up for the CDC's V-safe program to track side effects.

    Questions?

    Please check the "Vaccine Update " section on Salem Health's COVID-19 information page for frequently asked questions about the vaccine.

    Know before you go

    Vaccine status: Paused

    This clinic is closed until further vaccines are received. Keep checking this page and Salem Health's Facebook for updates.

    Location: Polk County Fairgrounds

    You must live or work in Polk County to be vaccinated at this site AND you must fall into Phase 1a (see below).

    Polk County (live or work)

    Step 1: Confirm you are eligible

    Thank you for choosing to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Together, we can beat this virus!

    To be eligible at this time you must:

    Anyone who arrives to be vaccinated will be asked to attest to their eligibility as a member of Oregon Health Authority’s Phase 1a groups living or working in Polk County. Bring your insurance cards, as insurance will be billed for the administration of the vaccine. There is no out-of-pocket cost to you.

    Step 2: Complete paperwork

    Before you can receive your first dose of vaccine, you must complete all of the required paperwork.

    Option 1: Complete the paperwork with MyChart (preferred method)

    To complete the paperwork, you first need to let us know you’re coming. Follow these instructions to complete the process using MyChart (use 97371 for the ZIP code). Please make sure your personal and insurance information are up-to-date. We recommend completing the paperwork before you arrive.

    Forgot username? Forgot password?

    If you don’t have a MyChart account, you can create one here.

     

    Option 2: Complete the paperwork by hand

    Fill out, print and sign these documents at home, and bring them with you:

    Review these documents at home:

    An icon of a triangular yellow sign with an exclamation mark, indicating caution. Paper options are available onsite, but will significantly increase your wait time. If you are unable to complete the paperwork before arriving, you will be provided with a packet to complete in your vehicle before you will be allowed to enter the vaccination location.

    Step 3: Report to Polk County Fairgrounds

    Please come to Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall — watch for signs and flaggers to direct you to parking.

    Polk County Fairgrounds
    520 S Pacific Hwy W
    Rickreall, OR 97371

    An aerial view of the Polk County Fairgrounds, show entrances and exits for the vaccine clinic.

    Depending on how long the line gets, you may need to wait outside. Please dress for the weather. Be sure to wear a shirt that gives access to your upper arm — and don't forget to wear your mask.

    Step 4: Get your second dose

    You must receive a second dose within 21 to 28 days after the first dose for the vaccine to be effective. Without the follow-up dose, the first is not effective and is essentially a wasted vaccine. Because there is a very limited supply of doses, the Oregon Health Authority is imploring people to get their second dose. We cannot afford any wasted vaccines.

    Salem Health intends to continue operating vaccine clinics until all of the state of Oregon is vaccinated. Plan on returning to the same location for your second dose unless Salem Health announces a change.

    Don't forget to sign up for the CDC's V-safe program to track side effects.

    Questions?

    Please check the "Vaccine Update" section on Salem Health's COVID-19 information page for frequently asked questions about the vaccine.