Former Multnomah Greyhound Park opens as mass vax site

Coronavirus

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The site of the former dog track, Multnomah Greyhound Park, opened once again Sunday — but this time as a temporary COVID-19 mass vaccination site.

The site, located at 944 Northeast 223rd Avenue in Wood Village, is one of nearly a dozen that the Oregon Health Authority is opening around the state in December. It will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday.

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines — as well as boosters and pediatric doses — will be offered free of charge and with no insurance necessary.

It wasn’t a hard decision for me, I have lost a few people so, easy decision. You know, get vaccinated, not only for yourself but for your family and friends,” Denise Redman who was getting the COVID vaccine, said.

OHA said the clinic is low-barrier so you don’t have to have your ID to get a shot, just provide your name and they will enter that in the Oregon immunization system. The vaccination is free.

Patients do not need an appointment at any of the OHA clinics opening in December.

OHA representatives held the opening ceremony Sunday with members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, who purchased the property six years ago in December 2015.

Multnomah Greyhound Park closed in 2004 and was not used for 12 years until its buildings were demolished in 2016.

Here is a list of all the OHA mass vaccination sites opening in December:

Baker County Fairgrounds

  • Dec. 12 through 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Clackamas County, Abundant Life Church

  • Dec. 12 through Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Late start on Dec. 12, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Columbia County Fairgrounds

  • Dec. 6 through Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Deschutes County Fairgrounds Drive-through clinic

  • Every day, noon to 7 p.m., beginning Nov. 30

Jackson County Expo Center

  • Every Monday through Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.
  • Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sundays in December, family fun clinic, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Marion County, Oregon Health Authority Warehouse, 3455 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem

Beginning Dec. 6:

  • Every Monday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.
  • Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Multnomah County, Wood Village – Multnomah Greyhound Park

  • Dec. 5 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 6 through Dec. 11 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Multnomah County, Gresham – Winter Wonderland (former Kmart site)

  • Mondays through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.
  • Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Union County, Union County Fairgrounds (4-H/Mt. Emily Building)

  • Dec. 5 through Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Washington County, Pacific University

  • Dec. 11 through Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Washington County, Tektronix, Beaverton

  • Monday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.
  • Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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