Upcoming Youth Vaccination Events in Benton County

Benton County, in collaboration with the Oregon Health Authority and Samaritan Health Services,  will be hosting several COVID-19 vaccination events during the week of Jan. 9 at several locations in the area. The vaccines being administered are primarily first and second doses, but a small number of boosters will also be available. 

These vaccination events are geared towards kids aged 5 to 17, but are also open to their families. A couple of the clinics are also open to anyone over the age of 5, regardless of whether you have a child or not. 

The vaccination sites will be providing the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, excluding Cheldelin Middle School, which will only be administering the Pfizer vaccine. 

Each vaccine location will show two event dates – the latter of the two is generally reserved for those coming in for their second shot, but call the Benton County COVID-19 call center at 541-766-6120 for clarification regarding your specific circumstance.  

Below are details for each event. 

Alsea 

Location: Alsea School, 301 S 3rd St. 

Date and time: Tuesday, Jan. 11 and Feb. 1, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  

Eligibility requirements: Everyone 5 years and older, no appointment necessary.  

Corvallis  

Location: Boys and Girls Club, 1112 NW Circle Blvd. 

Date and time: Sunday, Jan. 9 and Jan 30, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Eligibility requirements: Youth ages 5 to 17 and their families, no appointment necessary. 

Location: Cheldelin Middle School, 987 NE Conifer Blvd. 

Date and time: Friday, Jan. 14 and Feb. 4, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Eligibility requirements: Youth ages 5 to 17 and their families, no appointment necessary. 

Note: only the Pfizer vaccine is offered at the Cheldelin event. 

Monroe 

Location: Monroe High School, 365 N 5th St. 

Date and time: Wednesday, Jan. 12 and Feb. 2, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Eligibility requirements: Anyone 5 years and older, no appointment necessary. 

Philomath 

Location: Philomath High School, 2054 Applegate St. 

Date and time: Monday, Jan. 10 and Jan. 31, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Eligibility requirements: Youth ages 5 to 17 and their families, no appointment necessary. 

No identification is necessary to receive the vaccine, and all vaccination events are wheelchair accessible and will have interpreters available. For more information about vaccines or vaccine clinics, click here. 

By Momoko Baker