Family Tree is here to support you to make informed decisions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Let’s start with some myths, follow this link to see myths and facts about the vaccine straight from the CDC website: here. Questions about the COVID vaccine? What are the COVID-19 vaccines and how do they work? Like all vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccines teach your body to fight the virus and protect you from getting sick. The vaccines are given as a shot to your arm. For some vaccine options, you will need to get more than one shot. Your second shot will be 3 or 4 weeks after your first. If you get this type of vaccine, it is important to get both shots for the vaccine to work. Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe? Yes. The COVID-19 vaccines being given in Oregon are safe. The vaccines have been tested with thousands of people around the world. Black, Indigenous, Latino/a and people of color have chosen to be part of these research studies to make sure the vaccines are safe for our communities. We know they are safe and work very well to keep people from getting sick with COVID-19. Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccines? No, you cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccines. None of the vaccines contain the live COVID-19 virus, so you can’t get COVID-19 from them. Here’s some other information you should know regarding the COVID vaccine: Everyone in Oregon who is 16 years of age or older is eligible to receive the vaccine. If you’re underaged (16 or 17), or the parent of an underaged individual, please note that the Pfizer vaccine would be your only vaccination option as approved by the FDA at this time.  You can find the latest information about how to get the vaccine at https://govstatus.egov.com/find-covid-19-vaccine and https://govstatus.egov.com/find-covid-19-vaccine/es in Spanish, including events and information in your county.  Vaccines may also be available at local pharmacies. Not all pharmacies have the vaccine, so check to make sure before you go. Visit vaccinefinder.org to find the vaccine location closest to you. Right now, the Vaccine Finder website is only available in English. If you need help in another language, call 211. Follow this link if you have questions about vaccine opportunities and availability in Linn County. Or call Samaritan Health Services COVID scheduling hotline at 855-441-2311. Call center hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Follow this link if you have any questions about vaccine opportunities and availability in Benton County. Or contact the county by phone: 541-766-6120, Monday – Friday | 8:00am to 5:00pm | English & Spanish. If you would like to contact the Oregon Health Authority regarding the vaccine, here is the information and some options to do so: Text ORCOVID to 898211 to get text/SMS updates (English and Spanish only) Email ORCOVID@211info.org (All languages) TTY: Dial 711 and call 1-866-698-6155 If you would like to contact Family Tree for more information, or if you need assistance in scheduling an appointment, please call us at 541-967-6580, we’d be happy to help you! Here’s more information regarding the COVID vaccine: What to expect after getting a COVID vaccine  COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Plain Language OPDD Vaccine Information Flyer Vaccine Information Sheets: Moderna Vaccine Information Sheet Pfzier-BioNTech Vaccine Information Sheet  Informational Websites: OHA COVID Vaccine Website La Vacuna Contra el COVID-19 en Oregon CDC About COVID Vaccines