What to Expect Before and After Your Vaccine

As vaccinations by North Central Public Health District and others continue, including a successful 400-person clinic held Jan. 30, here are important things to know.

  • Clinics are by invitation only. No walk-ins accepted. Do not come to the clinic to get on a wait list
  • Please keep your appointment if you have one
  • Wear a short-sleeved shirt
  • No insurance or ID is needed for vaccine
  • Common side effects of the vaccine are arm pain and swelling, as well as fever, tiredness, chills and headache. These can be more pronounced after the second dose.
  • Reduce arm pain by applying a clean cool washcloth over the area, and moving the arm
  • To reduce discomfort from fever, drink plenty of fluids and dress lightly
  • You need to get your second dose from the same entity you received your first dose from Important information about signing up for your second dose:
  • The second dose can safely be administered anywhere from 28 to 60 days after the first dose
  • If you signed up for your first dose via email, you will get an email 24 hours after your first dose inviting you to sign up for your second dose. It is important to sign up promptly for the second dose, and it is critical to use the exact same name for your second appointment as your first
  • If you did not sign up via email, you will be called within a week to schedule your second appointment.

If you have questions about your appointment, please call NCPHD at 541-506-2604. If you have questions on the day of your appointment, please call 541-288-3374.

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