County Incentivizing Vaccinations with Monroe, Philomath and Alsea Pop-Ups

Benton County, Oregon Health Authority and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are hosting several COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Monroe, Philomath and Alsea. To incentivise everyone to get fully vaccinated and set the population on the path towards “herd immunity,” $100 gift cards and nonperishable food boxes will be offered to those who receive vaccinations at the pop-ups. 

Although vaccination rates in Benton County are promisingly high, there is still more work to be done before we can truly let our guard down with the virus. As such, these vaccine clinics are being offered and encouraged to all people, regardless of county or state residence status, with no need for ID and no need to make an appointment. 

In Monroe, first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine and single doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be offered at Monroe High School, located on 365 N 5th St. The clinic will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. starting Tuesday, July 27 through Friday, July 30; and from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 31.  

In Philomath, first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine and single doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will also be offered at Philomath High School, located on 2054 Applegate St. The clinic in Philomath will only be open on Tuesday, July 27 from 4 to 7 p.m.  

Finally, in Alsea, first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine and single doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be offered at Alsea Elementary-Middle-High school, located on 301 S 3rd St. The clinic in Alsea will only be open on Wednesday, July 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. 

If you need to request additional accommodations to utilize any of these clinics, call 541-766-6120. 

By Ardea C. Eichner