16 and up Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Monday; Pfizer vaccine event “Friday Night Lights” on April 23

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On Monday, all Oregonians 16 and older become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, and on Friday, April 23, a Pfizer vaccine clinic for 16 and 17 year olds and their families is set at Wahtonka Field in The Dalles from 4-8 p.m.

The vaccine is safe, effective, and free.

Dubbed “Friday Night Lights!” the Pfizer event will feature music, free pizza, and prizes. The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine authorized for use in those 16 and older. North Central Public Health District also has the Moderna vaccine, which is authorized for those 18 and older.

To sign up for the Pfizer event visit https://www.ncphd.org/ to book your own appointment or call 541-506- 2600 if you need assistance. The health district also has many openings for Moderna clinics next week.

The Pfizer event has 240 slots and they are likely to fill fast.

Wasco County has just 34 percent of the population vaccinated, and vaccination is the best tool to end the pandemic. The county is seeing a third surge in cases, and hopes are that increasing vaccination rates will blunt the effect of the surge. It is still important to wear a quality mask, keep distance, ensure indoor spaces are well ventilated, and avoid gatherings.

(For more information, please visit COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon, contact North Central Public Health District at (541) 506-2600, visit us on the web at www.ncphd.org or find us on Facebook.)

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