A free, walk-in, weeklong COVID-19 vaccine clinic is coming to The Dalles starting Monday, Feb. 21 and it will continue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, including the weekend, through Monday, Feb. 28. It will be located at 523 E. 3rd St., the former Griffith Motors building downtown, across from Sawyer’s Ace Hardware.
The free clinic will offer vaccines to everyone ages 5 and up, and will offer the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. No ID, insurance or appointment is needed. It will offer pediatric doses as well as 1st, 2nd, 3rd and booster doses.
Unvaccinated people continue to make up the majority of people hospitalized with COVID, and the vast majority of people who are dying of COVID. In late January in Oregon, the rate of COVID in unvaccinated people was more than three times higher than in vaccinated people, and more than six times higher than in people who are fully vaccinated and boosted.
One Community Health, at 1040 Webber St., also offers free, extensive vaccine clinic hours, which are open to the public. Hours are:
- Tuesday 1:20 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday 9 a.m. to noon
- Thursday 1:20 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call One Community Health at 541-296-4610 to schedule an appointment or book online at https://onecommunityhealth.jotform.com/210955660137961
Every local pharmacy also offers multiple same-day appointments for a free vaccine. Booking is online.
(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.)