PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — There are increasingly more and more places to get a COVID vaccination without an appointment, including at the Oregon Convention Center.
There is so much vaccine available now the state — like other states — is running into vaccine hesitancy. That’s why health officials are trying to make it easier to get a shot.
Earlier this week, All4Oregon made the switch to self-scheduling on their website. Prior to this week, appointments were available through the Get Vaccinated tool.
Beginning Friday, anyone who needs a COVID-19 vaccination can get one by walking in to the Oregon Convention Center. The COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site at the Oregon Convention Center is run by Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, OHSU and Providence.
Upcoming hours of operation, 5/7 – 5/9 (revised due to Mother’s Day):
- Friday, 5/7 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Saturday, 5/8 Closed
- Sunday, 5/9 (Mother’s Day) Closed
Normal hours of operations:
- Sunday – Tuesday 12 noon – 7 p.m.
- Wednesday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Friday/Saturday Closed
At the Clackamas Town Center Mall, there are thousands of doses available. People are supposed to make an appointment online for the Clackamas County drive-up clinic at the parking garage, but no one is being turned away.
They are administering the Moderna vaccine between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
An appointment won’t be required this weekend for the PDX drive-thru vaccination site this weekend. The Portland International Airport Red Economy Parking Lot will be open between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, and between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 9.
Some pharmacies, such as Walmart and Walgreens, are also starting to offer walk-in shots, but you might want to call ahead to check. Many pharmacies have leftover doses a few hours before closing.
Even if you need a second shot and got your first one somewhere else, the Oregon Convention Center will still take care of you without an appointment between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.
On the west side, there are hundreds of appointments available at a drive-up clinic Friday and Saturday on the Nike campus. They are administering first- and second-doses of Pfizer through the Washington County Public Health.