La Clinica is now providing COVID-19 vaccinations to people who qualify for the shots because of their age, job, or other situations outlined in Oregon’s plan.
Public health officials have made a plan to get vaccine to people who are most at risk first. La Clinica is following that plan to vaccinate patients, employees, and community partners.
La Clinica is sending messages by MyChart or text to let patients know when they are eligible to make appointments. La Clinica patients who aren’t yet signed up for one of these services can call us at 541-535-6239 to sign up for these messages.
Vaccines are one of the most effective ways to prevent disease. Vaccination is a key way to build immunity to COVID-19 in the community and end this pandemic.
Frequently asked questions
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective?
Vaccination is the safest way to protect yourself from COVID-19. We know this disease can make you very sick or even kill you. Three independent groups of scientists checked to make sure COVID-19 vaccines work and are safe before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized them for emergency use. Oregon teamed up with neighboring states for one more review to make sure the vaccines here meet the highest standards. The Moderna vaccine that La Clinica is giving is about 94% effective.
Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
No. The Moderna vaccine doesn’t have live viruses in it that can make you sick. Like many vaccines, COVID-19 vaccinations might give you a sore arm and even some redness or swelling where the shot was given. Some people also have tiredness, headache, joint or muscle pain, fever, or chills. These are signs the vaccine is working and your body is gearing up to protect you. You might have more symptoms after your second dose, but it is important to get both shots.
How much does COVID-19 vaccination cost?
It is available at no cost to you. If you have insurance, La Clinica will bill your insurance for giving the shots. If you don’t have insurance, a federal fund will cover the cost.
After I’m vaccinated can I stop wearing a mask, hug friends and family who don’t live with me, go to restaurants, and travel?
The vaccine is designed to keep you from getting sick, but it’s not yet known whether you can spread the virus to others after vaccination. For now, experts recommend that we all keep wearing masks, staying safe distances from others, and washing our hands regularly.